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Free Probability Theory
 
Edited by: Dan-Virgil Voiculescu University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
A co-publication of the AMS and Fields Institute
Free Probability Theory
Free Probability Theory
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-0675-3
Product Code:  FIC/12
List Price: $114.00
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AMS Member Price: $91.20
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-2980-5
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Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-0675-3
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Free Probability Theory
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Free Probability Theory
Free Probability Theory
Edited by: Dan-Virgil Voiculescu University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
A co-publication of the AMS and Fields Institute
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-0675-3
Product Code:  FIC/12
List Price: $114.00
MAA Member Price: $102.60
AMS Member Price: $91.20
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-2980-5
Product Code:  FIC/12.E
List Price: $107.00
MAA Member Price: $96.30
AMS Member Price: $85.60
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-0675-3
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-2980-5
Product Code:  FIC/12.B
List Price: $221.00 $167.50
MAA Member Price: $198.90 $150.75
AMS Member Price: $176.80 $134.00
  • Book Details
     
     
    Fields Institute Communications
    Volume: 121997; 312 pp
    MSC: Primary 46; Secondary 47; 05; 81;

    Free probability theory is a highly noncommutative probability theory, with independence based on free products instead of tensor products. The theory models random matrices in the large \(N\) limit and operator algebra free products. It has led to a surge of new results on the von Neumann algebras of free groups.

    This is a volume of papers from a workshop on Random Matrices and Operator Algebra Free Products, held at The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences in March 1995. Over the last few years, there has been much progress on the operator algebra and noncommutative probability sides of the subject. New links with the physics of masterfields and the combinatorics of noncrossing partitions have emerged. Moreover there is a growing free entropy theory. The idea of this workshop was to bring together people working in all these directions and from an even broader free products area where future developments might lead.

    Readership

    Graduate students, research mathematicians, mathematical physicists, and theoretical physicists interested in operator algebras, noncommutative probability theory or random matrix models.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Philippe Biane - Free Brownian motion, free stochastic calculus, and random matrices
    • Michael Douglas - Large $N$ quantum field theory and matrix models
    • Ken Dykema - Free products of finite dimensional and other von Neumann algebras with respect to non-tracial states
    • Emmanuel Germain - Amalgamated free product $C^*$-algebras and $KK$-theory
    • Ian Goulden and D Jackson - Connexion coefficients for the symmetric group, free products in operator algebras, and random matrices
    • Uffe Haagerup - On Voiculescu’s $R$- and $S$-transforms for free noncommuting random variables
    • Alexandru Nica and Roland Speicher - $R$-diagonal pairs—A common approach to Haar unitaries and circular elements
    • Michael Pimsner - A class of $C^*$-algebras generalizing both Cuntz-Krieger algebras and crossed products by ${\mathbb Z}$
    • Florin Radulescu - An invariant for subfactors in the von Neumann algebra of a free group
    • Dimitri Shlyakhtenko - Limit distributions of matrices with bosonic and fermionic entries
    • Dimitri Shlyakhtenko - $R$-transform of certain joint distributions
    • Roland Speicher - On universal products
    • Roland Speicher and Reza Woroudi - Boolean convolution
    • Erling Stormer - States and shifts on infinite free products of $C$*-algebras
    • Dan Voiculescu - The analogues of entropy and of Fisher’s information measure in free probability theory. IV: Maximum entropy and freeness
    • A Zee - Universal correlation in random matrix theory: A brief introduction for mathematicians
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Volume: 121997; 312 pp
MSC: Primary 46; Secondary 47; 05; 81;

Free probability theory is a highly noncommutative probability theory, with independence based on free products instead of tensor products. The theory models random matrices in the large \(N\) limit and operator algebra free products. It has led to a surge of new results on the von Neumann algebras of free groups.

This is a volume of papers from a workshop on Random Matrices and Operator Algebra Free Products, held at The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences in March 1995. Over the last few years, there has been much progress on the operator algebra and noncommutative probability sides of the subject. New links with the physics of masterfields and the combinatorics of noncrossing partitions have emerged. Moreover there is a growing free entropy theory. The idea of this workshop was to bring together people working in all these directions and from an even broader free products area where future developments might lead.

Readership

Graduate students, research mathematicians, mathematical physicists, and theoretical physicists interested in operator algebras, noncommutative probability theory or random matrix models.

  • Chapters
  • Philippe Biane - Free Brownian motion, free stochastic calculus, and random matrices
  • Michael Douglas - Large $N$ quantum field theory and matrix models
  • Ken Dykema - Free products of finite dimensional and other von Neumann algebras with respect to non-tracial states
  • Emmanuel Germain - Amalgamated free product $C^*$-algebras and $KK$-theory
  • Ian Goulden and D Jackson - Connexion coefficients for the symmetric group, free products in operator algebras, and random matrices
  • Uffe Haagerup - On Voiculescu’s $R$- and $S$-transforms for free noncommuting random variables
  • Alexandru Nica and Roland Speicher - $R$-diagonal pairs—A common approach to Haar unitaries and circular elements
  • Michael Pimsner - A class of $C^*$-algebras generalizing both Cuntz-Krieger algebras and crossed products by ${\mathbb Z}$
  • Florin Radulescu - An invariant for subfactors in the von Neumann algebra of a free group
  • Dimitri Shlyakhtenko - Limit distributions of matrices with bosonic and fermionic entries
  • Dimitri Shlyakhtenko - $R$-transform of certain joint distributions
  • Roland Speicher - On universal products
  • Roland Speicher and Reza Woroudi - Boolean convolution
  • Erling Stormer - States and shifts on infinite free products of $C$*-algebras
  • Dan Voiculescu - The analogues of entropy and of Fisher’s information measure in free probability theory. IV: Maximum entropy and freeness
  • A Zee - Universal correlation in random matrix theory: A brief introduction for mathematicians
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