Seminar Details

Seminar Details


Monday

Oct 16

2:30 pm

Probability, Statistics and the Zeros of the Zeta Function

Persi Diaconis

Seminar

Stanford University - Walker-Ames Distinguished Visitor

Special Probability Seminar

Random matrix theory uses the eigenvalue distribution of typical, large matrices to model natural phenomena. I will show that these models give remarkable fits to a large real data set (50,000 zeros of Riemanns zeta function). This opens up new problems in testing goodness of fit with dependent data.