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The singularity probability of random symmetric matrices

December 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Abstract: Let M_n be drawn uniformly from all n by n symmetric matrices with entries in {-1,1}. In this talk I’ll consider the following basic question: what is the probability that M_n is singular? I’ll discuss recent joint work with Marcelo Campos, Marcus Michelen and Julian Sahasrabudhe where we show that this probability is exponentially small. I hope to make the talk accessible to a fairly general audience.


December 7, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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