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Date:  Monday, September 13, 2021
Location:  3866 East Hall (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Title:  Tridiagonal random matrices (Part 1)

Abstract:   One of the most famous results in random matrix theory is the eigenvalue distribution of the Gaussian Unitary Ensemble (GUE). In this talk, I will briefly introduce GUE matrices and then present a tridiagonal matrix ensemble that shares the same eigenvalue distribution as GUE. These tridiagonal matrices are very handy because they provide a more computationally efficient way to model the eigenvalues of GUE. This expository talk aims to be accessible to graduate students without prior knowledge of random matrix theory. There will be a related talk next week by Han Le, who will present a more detailed application of tridiagonal random matrices.


Speaker:  Elizabeth Collins-Woodfin
Institution:  University of Michigan

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