Laplacians and connections

Speaker: Rick Kenyon

Date: Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Location: PIMS, University of British Columbia

Conference: PIMS-MPrime Summer School in Probability

Subject: Mathematics, Probability

Class: Scientific


We discuss the Laplacian operator on vector bundles on graphs, in particular relating its determinant to the enumeration of "cycle-rooted spanning forests" which are combinatorial objects generalizing spanning trees.