SMS scnews item created by Zhou Zhang at Fri 1 Jun 2012 1834
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 22 Jun 2012
Calendar1: 8 Jun 2012 1430-1530
CalLoc1: Carslaw 175

SYD-UNSW Joint Colloquium: Maher -- Random Walks on Graphs and Groups

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Maher (CUNY Staten Island)

Time: Friday, June 8, 2:30--3:30PM

Room: Carslaw 175 (Sydney Univ.)

Joint Colloquium web site:


Title: Random Walks on Graphs and Groups

Abstract: we’ll introduce random walks, starting with 
random walks on the line and the plane. The study of 
these goes back to Polya, and they can be used as 
elementary models for both the stock market and the 
motion of particles. We’ll review some basic properties 
of these random walks, and discuss how they generalize 
to random walks on other spaces, in particular, those 
arising from the study of surfaces. We’ll also explain 
how random walks can be used to investigate "generic" 
properties of these spaces. 


Lunch with speaker: we meet around 1PM at the Level 2 
entry to Carslaw Building.