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Random Matrices in Three Short Stories – II
If you ever happen to be in a conversation with someone with a devout love for number theory, it won’t be long before the conversation will evolve into one about prime numbers – about how fascinating these elementary, yet mystical creatures are and about how despite their apparent randomness, there is an intriguing rhythm, a captivating music in their distribution. Continue reading
Random Matrices in Three Short Stories
The first story begins with that of my personal hero, Freeman John Dyson. Growing up as a kid in England in the period between the two of the most disastrous wars this planet has seen, Dyson developed a strong interest for everything numbers. This interest, quite naturally, evolved into a passion for physics and mathematics. Continue reading
Random Matrices
Random Matrix Theory comprises of some of the most beautiful ideas in modern day mathematics. Popularised extensively by the works of Eugene Wigner and Freeman Dyson in the 1950s (after being first used by John Wishart in mathematical statistics), the theory of … Continue reading