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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: Entropy methods in Markov chain mixing.

Presented by Milton Jara, IMPA Brazil
25 November 2019 13:00 in CM107

We develop a new strategy to compute the mixing time of Markov chains, based on the relative entropy method proposed by Yau and further developed by J.-Menezes. We apply this strategy to derive a Gaussian profile cut-off for mean-field Markov chains in infinite temperature.
Joint work with Freddy Hernández (Bogotá)

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