The School of Computational Sciences is pleased to invite you to a mathematics seminar on “Almost Commuting Matrices”.

In this seminar, Mustafa Said (University of California, Irvine) will investigate a variant of an old problem in linear algebra and operator theory that was popularized by Paul Halmos “Must almost commuting matrices be nearly commuting?”

He will briefly discuss the history of the problem, the progress on the problem, and sketch the proof of a quantitative result which establishes that “almost commuting” matrices are “nearly commuting” for different types of matrices.

Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm in Von Neumann Hall VN 116 (545 W. Palm Ave) to learn more. Coffee, cookies, and other refreshments will be provided at 2pm.

The seminar abstract along with information about past events can be found on the MathCS website.