09.10.2012 (Tuesday)

Novel algebraic directions in Free Probability Theory

Regular Seminar Roland Friedrich (Humboldt)

16:00 City U.
room CG04

Free probability theory, a species of non-commutative probability theory, is amazing for several reasons. Not only has it nice combinatorial features underlying it but also profound connections with other fields, in particular physics. Recently, we established a priori unexpected relations with some very prominent algebraic objects, in particular Hopf algebras. In this talk we will carefully introduce some of the basic features and give a glance at future directions.