Probabilities of all real zeros for random polynomials

Stochastics Seminar
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
University of Delaware
There is a long history on the study of zeros of  random polynomials whose coefficients are independent, identically distributed, non-degenerate random variables. We will first provide an overview on zeros of random functions and then show exact and/or asymptotic bounds on probabilities that all  zeros of a random polynomial  are real under various distributions. The talk is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in any areas of mathematics.