Today’s Image of the Week comes from a study of *Ground state properties of quantum kagomé ice hardcore bosons* from the Perimeter Institute and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. In his recent JPhysA paper, Solomon Owerre estimates the zero-temperature thermodynamic quantities of quantum kagomé ice hardcore bosons. He shows that his semiclassical analysis is consistent with the finite temperature quantum Monte Carlo estimates.

Plot of the out-of-plane form factor for the two dispersive bands on the kagomé lattice taken from S A Owerre 2016 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 49 475302. © IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

The image itself comprises two plots showing the out-of-plane form factor for the two dispersive bands on the kagomé lattice. Kagomé is a traditional pattern in Japanese basket weaving, from where the lattice takes its name. The Japanese character for kagomé, 籠目 is composed of two individual characters; 籠, meaning “basket” and 目, meaning “eye(s)”. The “eye(s)” referering to the holes in the basket, such that our Image of the Week can be viewed as a pair of brightly patterned eyes.

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Front and article image taken from S A Owerre 2016 *J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.* **49** 475302, © IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

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