## Probability Seminar - Jamie Mingo (Queen's University)

### Thursday, September 20th, 2018

**Time:** 4:30-6:00 p.m. **Place:** Jeffery Hall 422

**Speaker:** Jamie Mingo (Queen's University)

**Title:** I will begin by reviewing the basic facts of scalar free independence

**Abstract: **This fall the seminar will be a learning seminar with lectures by (willing) participants. The theme will be operator valued freeness. This is the non-commutative version of conditional independence, now we have independence over a subalgebra. In many cases the subalgebras are n x n matrices so this is quite a general situation.

I will begin by reviewing the basic facts of scalar free independence. The seminar will follow a recent book by D. Kaliuzhnyi-Verbovetskyi and V. Vinnikov and some lecture notes of D. Jekel.