Title: Mixed Characteristic Polynomials and the Kadison-Singer Problem
Speaker: Prof Nikhil Srivastava Microsoft research, India
Date: 23 August 2013
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics

The Kadison-Singer problem is a question in operator theory which arose in 1959 while trying to make Dirac’s axioms for quantum mechanics mathematically rigorous. Over the course of several decades, this question was reduced to several equivalent conjectures about finite matrices, and shown to have significant implications in applied mathematics, computer science, and various branches of pure mathematics.


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