# Mathematical Conversations

**Topic: **The ubiquity of matrix tuples across mathematics

**Speaker: **Avi Wigderson

**Affiliation: **Herbert H. Maass Professor, School of Mathematics

**Date & Time: **Wednesday February 14th, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

**Location: **Dilworth Room

Our object of interest will be tuples matrices over a field. I will explain how different views of this object by diverse fields of mathematics give rise to important questions in these areas, which turn out to be surprisingly tightly connected. These areas include

- Linear algebra
- Invariant theory
- Computational complexity
- Analysis
- Non-commutative algebra
- Quantum information theory