### Abstract

We address the meander problem “enumerate all topologically inequivalent configurations of a closed nonselfintersecting plane curve intersecting a given line through a fixed number of points”. We show that meanders may be viewed as the configurations of a suitable fully-packed loop statistical model defined on a random surface. Using standard results relating critical singularities of a lattice model to its gravitational version on random surfaces, we predict the meander configuration exponent α = (29 + 145)/12 and many other meandric exponents.

Original language | English (US) |
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Journal | Proceedings of Science |

Volume | 6 |

State | Published - Jan 1 2000 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | 2000 Non-Perturbative Quantum Effects, TMR 2000 - Paris, France Duration: Sep 7 2000 → Sep 13 2000 |

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**From fully-packed loops to meanders : Exact exponents.** / Di Francesco, P.

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