|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