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Quantum field theory is surprisingly effective at describing various interesting algebraic-geometric and topological invariants. In this lecture series, we will examine this fascinating connection between physics and mathematics by focusing on simple topologies: graphs. The quantum field theory framework allows us to solve numerous interesting graph counting problems, many inaccessible using traditional methods. I will introduce this elegant combinatorial framework focusing on asymptotic graph enumeration. We will discuss applications in topology and, if time permits, statistical mechanics and complex networks.

Mirke Olschewski

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Contact via Mail

Dmitrii Pavlov

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Bernd Sturmfels

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Simon Telen

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

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