Free Probability, Random Matrices and Finite-Dimensional Approximations (25w5440)


Benjamin Hayes (University of Virginia)

Rolando de Santiago (Purdue University)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Free probability, Random Matrices and Finite-Dimensional Approximations" workshop in Oaxaca, from June 1 to June 6, 2025.

This 5-day workshop is focused on developments in the theory of free entropy, which lies in the intersection of high dimensional probability and noncommutative analysis. Recent advances in this area have resulted in wide-ranging applications, including the resolution of the so-called Peterson–Thom conjecture. Participants include both established and early career researchers, who will gather to exchange the latest developments in their areas and foster new collaborations.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology.