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Texas A&M University

Free Probability and Operators

Date: November 10, 2023

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: BLOC 306

Speaker: Adrian Celestino, TU Graz


Title: Antipode formulas, Schröder trees and cumulants in non-commutative probability

Abstract: In a series of recent papers, Ebrahimi-Fard and Patras developed an algebraic approach for cumulants in non-commutative probability based on a combinatorial Hopf algebra of words on words on an alphabet. In particular, they showed that the combinatorial moment-cumulants formulas, expressed in terms of non-crossing partitions, can be retrieved from specific fixed-point equations involving linear functionals on a Hopf algebra.

In this talk, we discuss a combinatorial formula for the antipode in this Hopf algebra, which is represented in terms of Schröder trees, which have recently appeared in the context of non-commutative probability theory. Finally, we will see the implications of the antipode formula in non-commutative probability, namely, cumulant-moment formulas and free Wick polynomials in terms of Schröder trees. Based on an ongoing joint work with Yannic Vargas.