Meixner matrix ensembles

Stochastics Seminar
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
University of Cincinnati

Hosted by Christian Houdre and Liang Peng.

In this talk I will discuss random matrices that are matricial analogs of the well known binomial, Poisson, and negative binomial random variables. The common thread is the conditional variance of X given S = X+X', which is a quadratic polynomial in S and in the univariate case describes the family of six Meixner laws that will be described in the talk. The Laplace transform of a general n by n Meixner matrix ensemble satisfies a system of PDEs which is explicitly solvable for n = 2. The solutions lead to a family of six non-trivial 2 by 2 Meixner matrix ensembles. Constructions for the "elliptic cases" generalize to n by n matrices. The talk is based on joint work with Gerard Letac.