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The Ising Model: From Neuron Firing to Sea Ice Melting

Magnetism, Neuron Firing, Arctic Sea-Ice Melting. On the surface, it would seem pretty ludicrous to suggest that all these phenomena can be described by a theoretical framework developed in the 1920’s. But it is true! Yes, all of these systems can be studied and described using the Ising model: a model first proposed by Wilhelm […]