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Diagonalizing Transition Matrices of Card Shuffles

April 19, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CMSA Probability Seminar 04.19.23

Probability Seminar

Speaker: Evita Nestoridi (Stonybrook)

Title: Diagonalizing Transition Matrices of Card Shuffles

Abstract: In their seminal work, Diaconis and Shahshahani used representation theory of the symmetric group to diagonalize the transition matrix of random transpositions. More recently, Dieker and Saliola introduced another technique to diagonalize the random-to-random card shuffle. In this talk we will discuss connections between these techniques as well as application to card shuffling.


April 19, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Science Center 232
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