The sound of large trees - Prof. Bálint Virág (University of Toronto and Rényi Institute)

PhD Student Seminar
Open to the Public
Zrinyi u. 14
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 2:00pm
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Abstract: The sound of a musical instrument is determined by its
eigenvalues. Spectral properties are also important in quantum
mechanics, combinatorics, electrical theory and the study of random
walks. A basic question is whether the spectrum is continuous (or has
a continuous part). In this talk I will discuss why this is relevant,
and talk about joint work with Bordenave and Sen that shows that most
large trees have a continuous part in their average spectrum.

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