Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 09:00
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Oregon
Abstract: 

I will give an overview of the history and development of random matrix theory (RTM). 
We will discuss where random matrices come from, what sorts of phenomena they are used to model, 
and where the matrices have gone - many recent results under the purview of RTM do not involve 
matrices at al. The talk should be accessible to anyone who knows what an eigenvalue is, though 
a little knowledge of probability could not hurt.