UC Davis Mathematics

Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars

Return to Colloquia & Seminar listing

Random partitions, ramified coverings of a torus and applications

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Andrei Okounkov, UC Berkeley
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Tue, Oct 19 1999, 4:10PM

I shall discuss some exact and asymptotic results about the uniform measure on partitions of given size and their applications to enumeration of ramified coverings of a torus and, if time permits, some applications to ergodic theory.