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, Queenâ€™s University Title: Central Limit Theorems in Number Theory Abstract Attached |
Monday, October 9 |
Thanksgiving Day |
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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.