Omer Tamuz - The Long Run Behavior of Random Walks
Random walks—trajectories formed by successions of random steps—have been studied for more than a hundred years as important models in physics, computer science, finance, and economics, and as interesting mathematical objects in their own right. Still, many simple questions remain unanswered, and are the subject of current research. In his talk, Omer Tamuz will describe some classical results, introduce random walks on groups and graphs, present some open questions regarding their long-run behavior, and talk about the solution of a longstanding problem as well as a surprising connection to economics.
This is the Biedebach Memorial Lecture.
This event is free; no tickets or reservations are required. A minimum of 700 seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Reserved section tickets are available to members of The Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates, and to Caltech alumni.
About the Speaker
About the Series
Since 1922, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech's faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute's ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight an assistant professor's research each season.