Spring 2018, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: February 1

"  Simultaneous Upper Triangularization "
  Amudhan Krishnaswamy-Usha  


Given two matrices, when can you find a basis with respect to which they are both upper triangular? I will present a nice classical result due to Heydar Radjavi which provides a characterisation using the trace. If time permits, I will talk about the problem in the case of operators.