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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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.

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