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)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - 2000|
|Event||2000 Non-Perturbative Quantum Effects, TMR 2000 - Paris, France|
Duration: Sep 7 2000 → Sep 13 2000
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