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Statistics Seminars: Spectral properties of birth-death polynomials

Presented by Dr Erik van Doorn, University of Twente, The Netherlands

10 November 2014 14:00 in CM221

Birth-death polynomials are orthogonal polynomials satisfying a recurrence relation of a particular type, and are instrumental in the analysis of birth-death processes. We will discuss how certain properties of the spectrum (the support of the orthogonalizing measure) may be obtained from the parameters in the recurrence relation and how these can help establish properties of the corresponding birth-death process.

Contact sunil.chhita@durham.ac.uk for more information