##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 243, Functional Analysis

## Dr. Jacob Campbell

#### The University of Virginia

## Even hypergeometric polynomials and finite free probability

##### Abstract:

In 2015, Marcus, Spielman, and Srivastava realized that expected characteristic polynomials of sums and products of randomly rotated matrices behave like finite versions of Voiculescu's free convolution operations. In 2022, I obtained a similar result for commutators of such random matrices; one feature of this result is the special role of even polynomials, in parallel with the situation in free probability.

It turns out that a certain family of special polynomials, called hypergeometric polynomials, arises naturally in relation to convolution of even polynomials and finite free commutators. I will explain how these polynomials can be used to approach questions of real-rootedness and asymptotics for finite free commutators. Based on arXiv:2209.00523 and ongoing joint work with Rafael Morales and Daniel Perales.

Host: Priyanga Ganesan

### May 28, 2024

### 11:00 AM

APM 7218 and** **Zoom (meeting ID: 94246284235)

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