Let $X=(x_1, … ,x_n)$ be a vector of distinct positive integers. The $n \times n$ matrix with $(i,j)$ entry equal to gcd$(x_i,x_j)$, the greatest common divisor of $x_i$ and $x_j$, is called the GCD matrix on $X$. By a surprising result of Beslin and Ligh (1989), all GCD matrices are positive definite. In this talk, we will discuss new characterizations of the GCD matrices satisfying the stronger property of being totally nonnegative (i.e., all their minors are nonnegative).

Joint work with Lucas Wu (U. Delaware).

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