(Friday, April 5, 2002)
Math Annex 1100
University of Saskatchewan
Fine Detail of the Spectra of Large Toeplitz Matrices
Consider a sequence of Toeplitz matrices of increasing dimension
and the same symbol. Sequences of this nature arise in hydrocarbon
chemistry and we have been working for nearly a decade with a team
of theoretical chemists on problems that reduce to understanding
the asymptotic nature on the spectra of such sequences. At first,
the flow of technique was from analysis to chemistry, but recently
an idea from our chemistry project has resulted in valuable new
results about the fine detail of the spectra of large Toeplitz
matrices. This talk is an advertisement for interdisciplinary work.
Refreshments will be served in Math Annex Room 1115, 2:45 p.m.