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Probabilistic proofs of matrix inequalities Upload ID 30

Ingram Olkin (Stanford University)

Starts: 03:10 PM, Jul 7, 2010
Ends: 04:00 PM, Jul 7, 2010

Probabilistic inequalities often have the advantage of providing intuitive proofs. Furthermore, many inequalities achieve equality for two-point distributions, in which case sharpness is readily exhibited. This talk provides an exposition of a variety of probabilistic inequalities, and their counterpart matrix inequalities. Examples are the Ky Fan inequality, bounds for the product, difference and ratio of quadratic forms, bilinear forms, the Hadamard inequality, and more.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury

Room 446
Level 4, Erskine Building

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