March 5, 2010 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location
It has been conjectured that the eigenvalues of the adjacency matrix of a large box in $Z^d$, $d>=3$, perturbed by the right amount of randomness, behave like the eigenvalues of a random matrix. I will discuss this and related conjectures, explain what happens in one dimension, and present a very special provable case of long boxes. Based on joint work with E. Kritchevski and B. Valko.
AddressUQAM, Pav. Sherbrooke, 200, rue Sherbrooke O., room SH-3420