Faculty of Social Sciences

Doktorandseminarium: A few of the Many Faces of Majorization

  • Date: 11/15/2017 at 1:15 PM
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 4007
  • Lecturer: Tilo Wiklund
  • Contact person: Volodymyr Mazorchuk
  • Seminarium

Abstract: Very roughly speaking majorization inequalities arise in situations where a quantity increases as some of parameters become more ``evenly spread out''. The study of this phenomenon has diverse origins with the idea of being ``evenly spread'' turning out to have a number of equivalent characterisations, some a bit surprising. We will look at a few of these characterisations and their consequences, including one example where the proof of a result used in the speakers research was greatly simplified.