Proof that Danica McKellar (the very sweet Winnie Cooper from the TV show The Wonder Years) is a ** LOT** smarter than I am…

She is the co-author of the “Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem”. Here’s her description of it:

I co-authored a math proof of a theorem in the area of Statistical Mechanics (mathematical physics). We proved a characterization theorem for a mathematical model of magnetic material, whereby a probability space is considered on a 2-D discrete lattice. The full title of the paper is Percolation and Gibbs States Multiplicity for Ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller Models on Z2, but it became more commonly known as the Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem.

I literally have no clue what the above means…

Advertisements