Journal article

Probability of all eigenvalues real for products of standard Gaussian matrices

Peter J Forrester

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2014


With {X } independent N × N standard Gaussian random matrices, the probability that all eigenvalues are real for the matrix product P = X X - 1ṡṡṡX is expressed in terms of an N/2 × N/2 (N even) and (N + 1)/2 × (N + 1)/2 (N odd) determinant. The entries of the determinant are certain Meijer G-functions. In the case m = 2 high precision computation indicates that the entries are rational multiples of π , with the denominator a power of 2, and that to leading order in N decays as . We are able to show that for general m and large N, with an explicit b . An analytic demonstration that as m → ∞ is given. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. i m m m 1 m 2

University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council. I thank Gernot Akemann for comments on the first draft, and Mario Kieburg for sending me a copy of [31]. The accuracy of the final draft has benefitted from the thorough reading of one of the referees, which is appreciated.