Group Frames and Tests for Uniformity

04/28/2015 - 12:15pm
04/28/2015 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Mike Orrison (HMC)
Abstract: 

Group frames are special spanning sets of vectors in representations of finite groups that sometimes behave remarkably like orthogonal bases.  In this talk, I’ll explain why group frames are beginning to play a prominent role in the work I have been doing with Anna Bargagliotti on linear tests of uniformity for probability distributions defined on finite sets with symmetry.  Along the way, I’ll try to convince you that group frames should be a part of the next linear algebra course you teach!

Where: 
Mudd Science Library 126, Pomona College