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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Beckman Auditorium

Omer Tamuz - The Long Run Behavior of Random Walks

Random walks have been studied for more than a hundred years as important models in physics, computer science, finance, and economics - and as interesting mathematical objects in their own right. In this talk, Caltech mathemetician Omer Tamuz, this year's Biedebach Memorial Lecturer, will describe some classical results from random walk research and a surprising connection to economics.

This event is free; no tickets or reservations are required. A minimum of 700 seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Reserved section tickets are available to members of The Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates, and to Caltech alumni.

About the Speaker

Omer Tamuz is Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics at Caltech in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

About the Series

Since 1922, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech's faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute's ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight an assistant professor's research each season.


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