2023 CMS Summer Meeting

Ottawa, June 2 - 5, 2023


Public Lecture

The Magic of Determinants  [PDF]

The determinant is one of the first and most fundamental polynomials one encounters in mathematics. Discovered over two centuries ago, far before the notion of a matrix was even formalized, these polynomials remain an important part of modern mathematics. In this lecture, we will talk about all things determinant: history, notable results, and connections to modern problems in many areas of mathematics, including complexity theory, numerical analysis, probability, and others.


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