Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Title: Gaussian Properties of Normal Vectors in Random Discrete Matrices

Speaker: Hoi Nguyen, Ohio State and IAS

Date: Monday, February 22, 2016 2:00 pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Let X_1,.., X_{n-1} be independent vectors in R^n, and X be the normal unit vector of the hyperplane spanned by these vectors. It is clear that if X_i are iid Gaussian, then X has gaussian distribution. In this talk we show that many gaussian properties remain true for X even when X_i have Bernoulli distributions. (partly joint with V. Vu)