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Mathematics and Computer Science

Title

Applications of the Representation Theory of the Symmetric Group

Event Start DateWednesday, February 8, 2012
Serra Hall, Room 104B
Event Start Time2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
CostCost: free
Message

Applications of the Representation Theory of the Symmetric Group
Presented by Professor Matt Davis, Harvey Mudd College

Audience: Faculty

Abstract
The symmetric group is a beautiful and important example in representation theory, and its representations make surprising appearances in a number of interesting areas. We will discuss two in particular - the use of the Discrete Fourier transform in a certain context in machine learning, and Aldous' order for representations of the symmetric group as it relates to two random walks.

ContactAmy Prout | aprout@sandiego.edu | 619-260-4706