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Probability and Combinatorics

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 3:30pm

Brian Rider

Temple University


Temple University

Wachman Hall 617

There are three basic flavors of local limit theorems in random matrix theory, connected to the spectral bulk and the so-called soft and hard edges. There also abound a collection of more exotic limits which arise in models that posses degenerate (or “non-regular”) points in their equilibrium measure. What is more, there is typically a natural double scaling about these non-regular points, producing limit laws that transition between the more familiar basic flavors. Here I will describe a general beta matrix model for which the appropriate double scaling limit is the Stochastic Airy Operator conditioned on having no eigenvalues below a fixed level.  I know of no other random matrix double scaling fully characterized outside of beta = 2. This is work in progress with J. Ramirez (University of Costa Rica).