Infosheet (October 3rd, 2017)

Queen's University - Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Tuesday, October 3

Seminar in Free Probability and Random Matrices

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Place: Jeffery 319

Speaker: Jamie Mingo

Title: The Role of the Transpose in Free Probability: the partial transpose of R-cyclic operators, Part III

Abstract Attached

Wednesday, October 4

Number Theory Seminar

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Place: Jeffery 319

Speaker: M. Ram Murty

Title: The Ubiquity of the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality

Abstract Attached

Friday, October 6

Grad Seminar

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Place: Jeffery 202

Speakers: Jian-Jia Weng, Francois Seguin, Richard Leyland, Daniel Adu Owusu and Josue Vazquez

Title: Grads research

Abstract Attached

Friday, October 6

Department Colloquium

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Place: Jeffery 234

Speaker: Neha Prabhu, Queen’s University

Title: Central Limit Theorems in Number Theory

Abstract Attached

Monday, October 9

Thanksgiving Day

University offices are closed

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Tuesday, October 3, 4:00 p.m. Jeffery 319

Seminar in Free Probability and Random Matrices

Speaker: Jamie Mingo

Title: The Role of the Transpose in Free Probability: the partial transpose of R-cyclic operators, Part III

Abstract: In this talk I will explain what happens when one transposes certain R-cyclic operators

Seminar webstite: http://www.mast.queensu.ca/~mingo/seminar/


Wednesday, October 4, 1:30 p.m. Jeffery 319 - Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: M. Ram Murty

Title: The Ubiquity of the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality

Abstract: We will discuss the classical Cauchy-Schwarz inequality and its role in sieve theory and other parts of pure mathematics. Then, we will discuss the Heisenberg uncertainty principle in
quantum mechanics as an immediate consequence of the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality. If time permits, we then move into the realm of statistics and highlight how the celebrated Cramer-Rao inequality is also
a consequence of the same classical inequality of Cauchy and Schwarz.


Friday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. Jeffery 202 - Grad Seminar

Speakers: Jian-Jia Weng, Francois Seguin, Richard Leyland, Daniel Adu Owusu and Josue Vazquez

Title: Grads research

Abstract: This special session of the Graduate Students Seminar is intended for new graduate students to provide them with an overview of the research being done by other graduate students in our department. Please feel free to join us and find out about what continuing graduate students are working on.


Friday, October 6, 2:30 p.m. Jeffery 234 - Department Colloquium

Speaker: Neha Prabhu

Title: Central Limit Theorems in Number Theory

Abstract: The central limit theorem in statistics is probably one of the most remarkable theorems of the 20th century and its ubiquity only enhances its charm. In this talk, we look at central limit theorems

arising in number theory, the earliest of which is the Erdos-Kac theorem. We will then discuss the notion of equidistribution and lead up to my own research that involves a central limit theorem for eigenvalues of Hecke operators acting on spaces of modular cusp forms. The talk will be accessible to graduate students.

Contact Info

Department of Math & Stats
Jeffery Hall, 48 University Ave.
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2390
Fax: (613) 533-2964
mathstat@mast.queensu.ca
Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm

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