Past Probability Seminars Spring 2020

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Fall 2017

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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Thursday, September 14, 2017, Brian Rider Temple University

A universality result for the random matrix hard edge

The hard edge refers to the distribution of the smallest singular value for certain ensembles of random matrices, or, and what is the same, that of the minimal point of a logarithmic gas constrained to the positive half line. For any "inverse temperature" and “quadratic" potential the possible limit laws (as the dimension, or number of particles, tends to infinity) was characterized by Jose Ramirez and myself in terms of the spectrum of a (random) diffusion generator. Here we show this picture persists for more general convex polynomial potentials. Joint work with Patrick Waters.

Thursday, October 26, 2017, Konstantin Matetski Toronto

Thursday, November 2, 2017, TBA

Thursday, November 9, 2017, TBA

Friday, November 17, 2017, 1pm Karl Leichty DePaul University

Please note the unusual day and time

Thursday, November 30, 2017, TBA

Thursday, December 7, 2017, TBA

Thursday, December 14, 2017, TBA

Past Seminars