Past Probability Seminars Spring 2020

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Fall 2018

Thursdays in 901 Van Vleck Hall at 2:25 PM, unless otherwise noted. We usually end for questions at 3:15 PM.

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Friday, August 10, 10am, B239 Van Vleck András Mészáros, Central European University, Budapest

Title: The distribution of sandpile groups of random regular graphs

Abstract: We study the distribution of the sandpile group of random [math]\displaystyle{ d }[/math]-regular graphs. For the directed model we prove that it follows the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics, that is, the probability that the [math]\displaystyle{ p }[/math]-Sylow subgroup of the sandpile group is a given [math]\displaystyle{ p }[/math]-group [math]\displaystyle{ P }[/math], is proportional to [math]\displaystyle{ |\operatorname{Aut}(P)|^{-1} }[/math]. For finitely many primes, these events get independent in limit. Similar results hold for undirected random regular graphs, there for odd primes the limiting distributions are the ones given by Clancy, Leake and Payne.

Our results extends a recent theorem of Huang saying that the adjacency matrices of random [math]\displaystyle{ d }[/math]-regular directed graphs are invertible with high probability to the undirected case.

September 20, Hao Shen, UW-Madison

October 4, Elliot Paquette, OSU

October 11, Chris Janjigian, University of Utah

October 18-20, Midwest Probability Colloquium, No Seminar

October 25, Promit Ghosal, Columbia

November 1, TBA

November 8, Thomas Leblé, NYU

November 15, TBA

November 22, Thanksgiving Break, No Seminar

November 29, TBA

December 6, TBA

Past Seminars