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Random Matrices and Random Partitions

  • Date June 11, 2015
  • Hour 3 pm
  • Room GSSI Main Lecture Hall
  • Speaker Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University)

GSSI Colloquium
Random matrices is one of those standard objects to which probabilists like to compare many other random systems. In that same domain of similarly behaving objects, many natural classes of random partitions represent models both amenable to very detailed understanding and naturally arising in applications. I intend this talk to be a very basic introduction to the subject, aimed at people who may have never seen a partition before.