Summer School on Free Probability, Random Matrices, and Applications

University of Wyoming

June 6–10, 2022

This event is planned to be held in person, but all lectures will have hybrid components for remote participation.


Free probability, introduced by Dan Voiculescu, is a highly noncommutative probability theory based on free independence which takes the place of classical independence. It is an extremely rich theory and has been very successful in its almost 40 years development with deep applications to other fields of mathematics and sciences. It has became an essential tool for researchers working on operator algebras, random matrix theory and related areas.

The summer school will bring together leading experts, young researchers, and students working in free probability, operator algebras, random matrices, and related fields with the aim of fostering new communications and collaborations. The program of the summer school will consists of four mini-courses together with research talks, and will introduce topics in free probability and random matrix theory to a diverse audience.

Main Speakers:

  • Hari Bercovici (Indiana University)

  • Benoit Collins (Kyoto University)

  • Ken Dykema (Texas A&M University)

  • Alexandru Nica (University of Waterloo)

  • Dimitri Shlyakhtenko (UCLA)

  • Dan Voiculescu (UC, Berkeley)

Financial Support:

Financial supports are available. Please indicate in the registration form if you like to apply. For a full consideration, please register before April 30th, 2022. Priority will be given to graduate students, junior researchers, and any other participants without travel grants.