Talk by Van Vu

Note 22/10/2012: This talk has been cancelled because of ill-health.

Van Vu (Yale) will speak in the Pure Mathematics Colloquium at Queen Mary on Monday, 22 October 2012, at 4:00pm in room M103 (Mathematical Sciences building). Please note the change of time! The title is Random matrices: Law of the determinant.


We will discuss the obvious question raised in the title. The problem has been considered for quite a while, with partial results from Turan, Komlos, Dixon, Girko, Delannay-Le Caer, Dembo and many others.

We will give a brief survey and then focus on recent results of Tao, Nguyen, and the speaker which give answers for quite general setting. If time allows, we will also discuss a few open questions.


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I count all the things that need to be counted.
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