Zassenhaus Lecture 1 - Persi Diaconis

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Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
October 17, 2011
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Location
University Hall 0014

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Add to Calendar 2011-10-17 16:30:00 2011-10-17 17:30:00 Zassenhaus Lecture 1 - Persi Diaconis Title: Basics of ShufflingSpeaker: Persi Diaconis, Stanford UniversityAbstract: How many times must a deck of cards be shuffled to mix it up?  Translating this natural question into mathematics involves a mix of probability and algebra.  The algebra leads all over the place (e.g., to Hodge decompositions for Hochschild homology).  It also allows a useful answer to the original question:  "About seven shuffles suffice." 2011 Zassenhaus Lectures Poster University Hall 0014 Department of Mathematics math@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Title: Basics of Shuffling

Speaker: Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

Abstract: How many times must a deck of cards be shuffled to mix it up?  Translating this natural question into mathematics involves a mix of probability and algebra.  The algebra leads all over the place (e.g., to Hodge decompositions for Hochschild homology).  It also allows a useful answer to the original question:  "About seven shuffles suffice."

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