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What is... ?

Date:  Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Location:  3096 East Hall (2:10 PM to 3:00 PM)

Title:  What are ... Tracy-Widom distributions?

Abstract:   The Tracy-Widom distributions are universal random variables which arise in the large limit in random matrices, random tilings, one-dimensional randomly growing surfaces, directed polymers, and many other probabilistic settings and statistical physics models. We discuss two definitions of TW distributions and discuss the meaning of the universality.


Speaker:  Jinho Baik
Institution:  UM

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