Event Type:

Number Theory Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:00 to 16:45

Location:

Weniger 201

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

University of Oregon

Abstract:

The Selberg integral, originally relegated by its namesake to the pages of a regional publication targeted at secondary education students, has now found bountiful application throughout a wide swath of mathematical disciplines. Of particular interest, the Selberg integral (along with the closely related Mehta and Dixon-Anderson integrals) arise in random matrix theory as the normalization for several classes of $\beta$-ensembles, and are also use in the subsequent calculation of correlation functions for these ensembles. In this talk, we will discuss a technique for evaluating certain Selberg-type integrals using the shuffle algebra that realizes the result as a Hyperpfaffian of a particular anti-symmetric form.

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