|Date: Friday, November 11, 2011
Location: 3866 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:00 PM)
Title: The shape of a random affine Weyl group element, and random core partitions
Abstract: I will discuss the "shape" of a random element of an affine Weyl group, where an element is randomly generated by (reduced) multiplication by simple generators. This is equivalent to looking at a random walk in the affine Coxeter arrangement that is conditioned to never cross a hyperplane twice. I will also connect this problem to the shape of random core partitions.
Speaker: Thomas Lam
Institution: U. Michigan