Math Table/Open Neighborhood Seminar: Universality in random algebraic structures


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February 3, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Melanie Wood - Harvard University

We will explore the idea of universality in probability theory, as seen in the central limit theorem, in which wide and varied input distributions can all give identical limiting outputs. We will then explore examples of universality in random algebraic structures, such as random vector spaces over finite fields. We will explain how this is connected to recent research on random integral matrices and distributions of class groups of number fields.

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