Ben Landon (U of Toronto)


Wednesday March 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Jeffery Hall, Room 319

Probability Seminar

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.  Place: Jeffery Hall, Room 319

Speaker: Ben Landon (U of Toronto)

Title: Local law and rigidity for unitary Brownian motion

Abstract: We establish high probability estimates on the eigenvalue locations of Brownian motion on the N-dimensional unitary group, as well as estimates on the number of eigenvalues lying in any interval on the unit circle. These estimates are optimal up to arbitrarily small polynomial factors in N. Our results hold at the spectral edges (showing that the extremal eigenvalues are within $O(N^{-2/3+})$ of the edges of the limiting spectral measure), in the spectral bulk, as well as for times near 4 at which point the limiting spectral measure forms a cusp. Our methods are dynamical and are based on analyzing the evolution of the Borel transform of the empirical spectral measure along the characteristics of the PDE satisfied by the limiting spectral measure, that of the free unitary Brownian motion. Joint work with Arka Adhikari