Number Theory Seminar

DATES: Tuesday, February 8 (2011), at 1:55pm  
SPEAKER: Kenneth I. Gross (University of Vermont)
TITLE: An Introduction to Special Functions of Matrix Argument

Classical special functions such as the gamma function, Bessel functions, and hypergeometric functions, to name a few, apply in many different contexts ranging from mathematical analysis to statistics and the physical sciences. Beginning over six decades ago, generalizations of such classical functions to spaces of matrices, and more generally to symmetric cones, arose in the context of harmonic analysis, multivariate statistics, number theory, and the representation theory of Lie groups. In this talk, expository in nature, we will discuss the origins of these generalizations, highlight the critical role of symmetry considerations, and describe some of the applications.

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