|Topic:||Random permutations and statistical mechanics|
|Affiliation:||Professor, School of Mathematics|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 15|
|Time/Room:||6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room|
I will review some theorems and conjectures about the structure of random permutations which arise in statistical mechanics. Conjectures about the cycle structure are related Bose-Einstein condensation and to universality of Wigner-Dyson statistics in random matrix theory.