Flips, fires and foams: a mixed bag

of applications

J. A. M. S. Duarte

A number of interesting interdisciplinary connections have emerged in recent years around the versatility and power of Monte Carlo techniques developed in a physical context. We detail several examples, ranging from a discretized lava flow automaton exhibiting a diversity of self-organized behaviours to the spread of combustion in heterogeneous fuel beds and the ellucidation of internal structure of anisotropic polymers.