Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 298, Issue 2, pp 549–572

Random Matrices: Universality of Local Eigenvalue Statistics up to the Edge

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DOI: 10.1007/s00220-010-1044-5

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Tao, T. & Vu, V. Commun. Math. Phys. (2010) 298: 549. doi:10.1007/s00220-010-1044-5


This is a continuation of our earlier paper (Tao and Vu,[math.PR], 2010) on the universality of the eigenvalues of Wigner random matrices. The main new results of this paper are an extension of the results in Tao and Vu ([math.PR], 2010) from the bulk of the spectrum up to the edge. In particular, we prove a variant of the universality results of Soshnikov (Commun Math Phys 207(3):697–733, 1999) for the largest eigenvalues, assuming moment conditions rather than symmetry conditions. The main new technical observation is that there is a significant bias in the Cauchy interlacing law near the edge of the spectrum which allows one to continue ensuring the delocalization of eigenvectors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsRutgersPiscatawayUSA

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