Wednesday, May 11 2016
11:30 - 12:30

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

An overview of the proof of the Kadison-Singer Conjecture

Krishanu Roy


The Kadison-Singer Problem was posed in the fifties, probably in connection to a statement of Dirac concerning the foundations of quantum mechanics. This conjecture is important because it is equivalent to a remarkable number of open problems in other fields of mathematics. Recently in 2013 a proof has been given by Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava. I'll try to give a overview of the proof in this talk.

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