UC Berkeley

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar

October 07, 2008

939 Evans Hall

3:45PM: Carries, Shuffling, and an amazing Matrix

Persi Diaconis

The ordinary process of "carries" when adding munbers, the descents in riffle shuffling cards, and the Veronese construction for formal power series all lead to "an amazing matrix." I will explain the connections and some of what accrues because of them. This is joint work with Jason Fulman.

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