One horse racing story in ancient China, two types of card games, three theorems in matrix theory, and a number of consequences
Speaker:Prof. Chi-Kwong Li
Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary, USA
Date & Time:25 Apr 2007 (Wednesday) 11:30 - 12:30
Venue:JM13

Abstract

Motivated by a horse racing story in ancient China, we consider two types of card games, which are related to results on the inertia of Hermitian matrices with prescribed eigenvalues. The study has interesting connections and implications to other areas such as probability, statistics, and algebraic combinatorics

This is joint work with Yiu-Tung Poon of the Iowa State University.