I would like to think via standard transitivity arguments that there should be a deep connection between String theory and Statistical Physics.
Statistical Physics $\rightarrow$ QFT
2d QFT $\rightarrow$ String theory
Statistical Physics $\rightarrow$ String theory ?
It came across my mind, and I thought I would ask. It would just be cool to know how such a connection is established directly from string theory to statistical mechanics without passing through standard quantum field theory arguments or if it can be done