PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series: Peter Lancaster

  • Date: 05/05/2011
  • Time: 15:00
Peter Lancaster

University of Regina


Canonical Structures for Matrix Functions




Many problems of mechanics, sound propagation, mathematical biology,
etc., can be effectively modelled with matrix eigenvalue
problems in which the
eigenvalue parameter appears in a nonlinear fashion. Over the last fifty
years or so, this has given rise to a comprehensive theory. In
particular, canonical structures play an important role, and can be
arrived at by either algebraic or analytical methods. We will give
a survey of results of this kind in which either Hermitian or unitary
symmetry plays an important role. (This talk can be understood with
little more than ideas from undergraduate algebra and analysis.)

Other Information: 

Location: Classroom Building 312


For more information please visit University of Regina - Department of Mathematics.