Printable PDF
##### Department of Mathematics, University of California San Diego

****************************

## Eigenvalues for Brownian motion in the general linear group

##### Abstract:

I will discuss four families of random matrices. The first two are classical: a Gaussian measure on the space of $N\times N$ Hermitian matrices (\textquotedblleft Gaussian unitary ensemble\textquotedblright) and a Gaussian measure on the space of all $N\times N$ complex matrices (\textquotedblleft Ginibre ensemble\textquotedblright). As $N\rightarrow\infty,$ the eigenvalues of the Gaussian unitary ensemble concentrate onto an interval with a semicircular density, while the eigenvalues of the Ginibre ensemble become uniformly distributed in a disk in the complex plane. Now, the space of $N\times N$ Hermitian matrices can be identified with the Lie algebra $u(N)$ of the unitary group $U(N),$ and the Gaussian unitary ensemble is the distribution of Brownian motion in $u(N).$ Similarly, the space of all $N\times N$ matrices is the Lie algebra $gl(N;\mathbb{C})$ of the general linear group $GL(N;\mathbb{C})$ and the Ginibre ensemble is the distribution of Brownian motion in $gl(N;\mathbb{C}).$ It is then natural to consider also Brownian motions in the groups $U(N)$ and $GL(N;\mathbb{C})$ themselves. The eigenvalues for Brownian motion in $U(N)$ have a known limiting distribution in the unit circle. The eigenvalues for Brownian motion in $GL(N;\mathbb{C})$ have received little attention up to now. Assuming that the eigenvalues have a limiting distribution, recent results of mine with Kemp show that the limiting distribution is supported in a certain domain $\Sigma_{t}$ in the complex plane. The figure shows the domain for $t=3.85$, along with a plot of the eigenvalues for $N=2,000.$ One notably feature of the domains is that they change topology from simply connected to doubly connected at $t=4.$ I will give background on all four families of random matrices, describe our new results, and mention some ideas in the proof.

Host: Todd Kemp

### AP&M 6402

****************************