Torus Talks: Majorization – The epic struggle of vectors for domination by Dr. Christopher Ramsey

November 25, 2021

These are the Math and Stats Department Torus Talks — they are meant to showcase the beauty of mathematics in a low-key and fun way.

Mathematicians love to put things in order (less than, greater than, subset, quotient, refinement). The best orders are the ones that lead to many consequences. What would be a good order on vectors of real numbers? The real numbers only have one sensible order but vectors may have many, in other words, it is much easier to order individuals than it is to order groups of people. Enter majorization, a fancy word for one specific order (some call this dominance which is somewhat uncomfortable). Join Dr. Christopher Ramsey as he explores this order and its various amazing consequences.

All in the university community are invited. Torus Talks are pitched to a general university audience; all students, staff and faculty are welcome.

This event will be presented online using Zoom.


Launch meeting


Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Event Details

Date November 25, 2021
Start Time 1:00 p.m.
End Time 2:00 p.m.
Location Online via Zoom
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Karen Buro
Contact Phone 780-633-3911
Contact Email
Event Website Visit Site