# Classical and Quantum Integrability in Laplacian Growth

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## Abstract

We provide a review of Laplacian growth geared at making a link between this problem and quantum integrability. The purpose is to put to use the link between quantum integrability and conformal feld theory in order to provide a theory for the fractal structure of Laplacian growth clusters. The paper only provides the framework for this conjectural connection, while leaving the realization of this program for later work.

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BETTELHEIM, Eldad.
Classical and Quantum Integrability in Laplacian Growth.

**Quarterly Physics Review**, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, july 2017. Available at: <http://journals.ke-i.org/index.php/qpr/article/view/1200>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2017.
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Whitham equations of soliton theory. Physica D Nonlinear Phenomena, 198:1–28, 2004.

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in Mathematical Physics, 213:523–538, 2000.

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narrow channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 56:609, 1972.

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as a Dispersionless Limit of the Kortweg de Vries Hierarchy. Phys. Rev. Lett., 95(4):044502,

2005.

[11] V. V. Bazhanov, S. L. Lukyanov, and A. B. Zamolodchikov. Integrable structure of conformal

field theory, quantum KdV theory and Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz. Communications in

Mathematical Physics, 1996.

[12] V. V. Bazhanov, S. L. Lukyanov, and A. B. Zamolodchikov. Integrable Structure of Conformal

Field Theory II. Q-operator and DDV equation. Communications in Mathematical Physics,

190:247–278, 1997.

[13] V. V. Bazhanov, S. L. Lukyanov, and A. B. Zamolodchikov. Integrable Structure of Conformal

Field Theory III. The Yang-Baxter Relation. Communications in Mathematical Physics,

200:297–324, 1999.

[14] V. A. Fateev and S. L. Lukyanov. Poisson-Lie Groups and Classical W-Algebras. International

Journal of Modern Physics A, 7:853–876, 1992.

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Enveloping Algebras. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 7:1325–1359, 1992.

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and systems of differential equations, Amsterdam, 1984. North-Holland.

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gravity and Toda theory. Nucl. Phys., B357:565–618, 1991.

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Anal. Appl., 11:12–26, 1977.

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1981.

[23] R. Carroll. Remarks on the Whitham equations. arXiv:solv-int/9511009, 1995.

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J. Fluid. Mech., 22:273–283, 1965.

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Equation. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 6:2123–2147, 1992.

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and its Applications, 22(3):200–213, 1988.

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44:2:145–225, 1989.

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solution of KdV. Comm. Pure. Appl. Math., 33:739–784, 1980.

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Equation. Physical Review Letters, 1967.

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Equation and the Toda Lattice with Periodic Boundary Conditions. Progress of Theoretical

Physics, 1976.

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Science & Business Media, 2007.

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scattering theories. Physics Letters B, 253:391–394, 1991.

[38] A. B. Zamolodchikov. Thermodynamic Bethe ansatz in relativistic models: Scaling 3-state potts

and Lee-Yang models. Nuclear Physics B, 342:695–720, 1990.

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International Journal of Modern Physics A, 3:743–750, 1988.

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14 of Advanced Series in Mathematical Physics. World Scientific, 1992.

[41] D. Bernard and A. Leclair. Residual quantum symmetries of the Restricted sine-Gordon theories.

Nuclear Physics B, 1990.

[42] F. A. Smirnov. Reductions of the sine-Gordon model as a perturbation of minimal models of

conformal field theory. Nuclear Physics B, 337:156–180, June 1990.

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Model. Communications in Mathematical Physics, 1996.

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in Mathematical Physics, 186:601–648, 1997.

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Curves. Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements, 1997.

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1998.

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. Stochastic Processes and their

Applications, 25:165–184, 1987.

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72. American Mathematical Soc., 2000.