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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminars

This week's seminars

Statistics Seminars: Word Measures on Groups

Presented by Doron Puder, Tel Aviv University

12 October 2018 14:00 in CM103

Let w be a word in the free group on k generators, and let G be a finite group. The word w induces a probability distribution on G by substituting the letters of w with k independent uniformly random elements of G and evaluating the product.

I will explain some of the motivation for the study of word measures, discuss some beautiful properties, give examples and state conjectures. The focus will be on word measures on symmetric groups. This is partly based on joint works with Ori Parzanchevski, with Michael Magee and with Liam Hanani.

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

Research Seminars by Series

The research groups in the Department of Mathematical Sciences hold several seminar series in term time. Information on date, time and location are available here.

For information on previous years' seminars please see the seminar archives pages.