University of Sydney
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Imperial College London
Immanant problems, no solutions imminent.
Friday 11th September, 12-1pm, Carslaw 273.
One of the most intriguing open problems in matrix theory is the
Permanental Dominance Conjecture. This concerns a certain property of
Hermitian positive semi-definite matrices A, and it is unresolved
even if A is as small as 4-by-4.
We shall discuss this conjecture together with a similar conjecture about
totally positive matrices.