# Random Matrices in Physics

Seminar:

Speaker:

Prof. Hans A. Weidenmüller, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Date :

30/10/2014 - 12:25 - 13:30

Place:

Reznik (bld 209), seminar room

Abstract:

What are random matrices? Why are they useful in physics? What is

their predictive power? These questions will be answered in the first

part of the talk, and the connection between random matrices and

chaotic systems shown.

Random matrices find applications in such diverse fields of physics as

disordered systems, many-body quantum systems, chiral symmetry

breaking in QCD, and even beyond physics in number theory. Some of

these will be discussed in the remainder of the talk.

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