Today’s Image of the Week comes from a study of A formula for crossing probabilities of critical systems inside polygons. The manuscript is from our Emerging Talents special issue on Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. Steven Flores, currently at Aalto University in Finland, was selected as an Emerging Talent by the Editorial Board of J Phys. A. His research interests are in differential equations and applications of 2-D conformal field theory (CFT) to statistical mechanics. In his current research, he studies how quantum groups may be used to uniquely determine explicit formulas for multipoint monodromy-invariant CFT correlation functions that satisfy systems of BPZ differential equations. The article that he and his co-authors have published is a product of their joint research whilst he was a graduate student at the University of Michigan.

Free loops are shown in any color except red surrounding free bond clusters and dual-bond clusters (i.e. internal faces of bond clusters). Boundary loops are shown in red surrounding boundary bond clusters. Image from S M Flores *et al* 2017 *J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.* **50** 064005, © IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

The image itself comprises two plots. On the left hand image the free loops and boundary loops are shown for a random cluster model. On the right side only the boundary loops are shown. The boundary loops are shown in red, and each other colour shows free loops.

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Front and article image taken from S M Flores *et al* 2017 *J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.* **50** 064005, © IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

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