Laplacians and connections

Speaker: 
Rick Kenyon
Date: 
Mon, Jun 25, 2012
Location: 
PIMS, University of British Columbia
Conference: 
PIMS-MPrime Summer School in Probability
Abstract: 
We discuss the Laplacian operator on vector bundles on graphs, in particular relating its determinant to the enumeration of "cycle-rooted spanning forests" which are combinatorial objects generalizing spanning trees.