Scaling limits of Polynomials are fairly universal

Series: 
Research Horizons Seminar
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
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School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Food and Drinks will be provided before the seminar.

In elementary calculus, we learn that (1+z/n)^n has limit exp(z) as n approaches infinity. This type of scaling limit arises in many contexts - from  approximation theory to universality limits in random matrices. We discuss some examples.