**Joint Colloquium in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics**

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Wednesday, 30**^{th} March

15:30, MH:C (Matematiska Institutionen)

# Random Matrices, Random Permutations and More

**Kurt Johansson**

Matematiska Institutionen, KTH, Stockholm

**Abstract:**
Random matrices are a source of natural probability
distributions and scaling limits. These probability distributions
occur not only in random matrix matrix or other spectral problems, but
also in apparently unrelated problems which have no clear spectral
interpretation. Distributions associated with the largest eigenvalue
have been shown in the last 6-7 years to occur in random permutations,
random growth and random tilings. I will survey some of these recent
developments.

Everybody is welcome!