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Eigenfunctions Seminar

Title: Cones, and spectral properties of positive operators in real Banach spaces via Game theory
Speaker: T.E.S. Raghavan (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Date: 27 January 2023
Time: 3 – 5 pm (with a 15 minute break)
Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department

While statistical decision theory led me to game theory, certain war duel models, and the close connection between the Perron–Frobenius theorem and game theory led me to the works of M.G. Krein on special classes of cones, and spectral properties of positive operators. The influence of Professors V.S. Varadarajan, K.R Parthasarathy and S.R.S Varadhan in early 60’s at ISI is too profound to many of us as young graduate students in 1962-66 period. The talk will highlight besides the theorems, the teacher-student interactions of those days.


Contact: +91 (80) 2293 2711, +91 (80) 2293 2265 ;     E-mail: chair.math[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in
Last updated: 25 Jan 2023