Probability, Ergodic Theory, Mathematical Physics Seminar

An introduction to non-commutative probability

Michael Hartglass '07, Santa Clara University

Friday, October 13th, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hylan 1106A

Non-commutative probability is an analogue of probability theory invented by Dan Voiculescu in which the random variables do not commute but there is a suitable notion of “integration.” I will motivate the study of this modern subject and explain applications of my work and others to the study of random matrices and C* and von Neumann algebras (the natural replacement for functions on a probability space). No C* algebra or von Neumann algebra background will be assumed in this talk.

Event contact: hazel dot mcknight at rochester dot edu