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Concentration of measure on the orthogonal group and high-dimensional geometry

Connections for Women: geometry and probability in high dimensions August 17, 2017 - August 18, 2017

August 17, 2017 (11:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT)
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Meckes (Case Western Reserve University)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
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Many important features of the geometry of high-dimensional spaces can be seen as consequences of concentration of measure on the orthogonal group.  I will illustrate this phenomenon with three examples: the Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma, Dvoretzky's theorem, and a measure theoretic analog of the latter.  The talk will be elementary and assume no prior knowledge of measure concentration or any of the results to be discussed.


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