Date(s) - 19/03/2019
14 h 30 min - 15 h 30 min
We start with a seemingly innocuous question — what do large random permutations look like? Focusing on the structure of their “increasing subsequences” we encounter some remarkable mathematics related to symmetric functions (e.g. Schur and Macdonald), random matrices, and stochastic PDEs. No prior knowledge of any of this will be assumed.