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Eigenfunctions Seminar

Title: Non-normal matrices: spectral instability, pseudospectrum, and random perturbation
Speaker: Anirban Basak (ICTS Bangalore)
Date: 20 October 2023
Time: 3 – 5 pm (with a 15 minute break in between)
Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department

Non-normal matrices are ubiquitous in various branches of science, such as fluid dynamics, mathematical physics, partial differential equations, and many more. Non-normality causes notorious sensitivity of the eigenvalues, and the eigenvalue analysis often turns out to be misleading. These motivate the study of pseudospectrum, and the spectral properties of random perturbation of non-normal matrices. In the first part of the talk, we will introduce these issues and their resolutions through some fun experiments and simulations. In the latter half, we will move to describe spectral properties of random perturbations of non-normal Toeplitz matrices, where over the last few years a coherent theory has emerged.

Contact: +91 (80) 2293 2711, +91 (80) 2293 2265 ;     E-mail: chair.math[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in
Last updated: 28 Nov 2023