APR Seminar: Persi Diaconis (Columbia Joint Probability Colloquium)
April 20, 2017 | 4:10pm - 5:10pm
APR Seminar: Persi Diaconis (Columbia Joint Probability Colloquium)SSW 903
Tittle:The Mathematics of Spatial Mixing
Abstract: Questions of spatial mixing arise when cards (or dominoes or Mahjong tiles) are 'smooshed' around on the table with two hands. It also occurs in coloring molten glass. In joint work with Soumik Pal, we have (a) a reasonable model (b) some practical examples and data (c) a new technique which give a first quantitative analysis of 'how long to smoosh to mix things (d) some sophisticated math which shows that everything makes sense. This talk is aimed at a no-specialist audience.