Instituto de Investigación
en Matemáticas


From osteoporosis to q-algebraic equations

Philippe Barbe (CNRS (Francia))

Fecha: 21/01/2014 17:00
Lugar: Sala de Grados I, Facultad de Ciencias

I will describe my research project on statistical analysis of networks and how a simple question related to osteoporosis lead me to learn about percolation, combinatorics of lattice paths, the asymptotic theory of determinants, q-series, and algebraic geometry. I will describe various open problems in those areas and how they relate, and I will present some partial results. The talk will be non-technical and accessible with little else than basic calculus, linear algebra, and elementary probability theory.