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Feynman Diagrams, Pairing Schemes, and Gaussian Integrals

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Patrick Dragon, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Feb 4 2009, 12:00PM

The computation of "gaussian integrals" has many applications in physics and statistics. This talk will be centered around particular "integrality conditions" and several equivalent methods of computation. We will exhibit a combinatorial interpretation of the values of certain classes of gaussian integrals, and utilize this reinterpretation to simplify some computations. Time-permitting, we will discuss extensions to cases involving multiple dimensions, super-commutativity, or "perturbed gaussians".

Pizza and soda.