Abstract by James McKenzie
Physics and Astronomy
Visualizing Phase Transitions and Coset Graphs
The coset graph of a phase transition in a crystalline material contains a variety of information about the types of defects that can arise in the material. Such a graph can be visualized in many different ways, some of which are not visually intuitive. This makes it hard to identify the symmetries in the system. I will present a Monte Carlo algorithm that evolves an arbitrarily presented coset graph into a canonical form that is fairly easy to interpret and is much more visually intuitive.