Midwest Probability Colloquium: Thursday's Program

Title: Introduction to random matrices, I
Speaker: Professor Kenneth McLaughlin
Speaker Info: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Brief Description:
Special Note:

We will introduce random matrices and orthogonal polynomial ensembles of random variables. As an example of the variety of connections afforded by these two topics, we will briefly discuss the statistical behavior of random rhombus tilings of hexagons. Following that we will explain how orthogonal polynomials are used to obtain useful representations of fundamental statistics for these models. The connections between various models (such as those that will be described) comes about through detailed asymptotic analysis of these fundamental formulae.

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2004
Time: 1:30pm
Where: Room 165, Leverone Hall
Contact Person: Elton P. Hsu
Contact email: elton@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8541
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