Universality of Limiting Spectral Distribution Under Projective Criteria

  • Florence MerlevèdeEmail author
  • Magda Peligrad
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Probability book series (PRPR, volume 74)


This paper has double scope. In the first part we study the limiting empirical spectral distribution of a n × n symmetric matrix with dependent entries. For a class of generalized martingales we show that the asymptotic behavior of the empirical spectral distribution depends only on the covariance structure. Applications are given to strongly mixing random fields. The technique is based on a blend of blocking procedure, martingale techniques and multivariate Lindeberg’s method. This means that, for this class, the study of the limiting spectral distribution is reduced to the Gaussian case. The second part of the paper contains a survey of several old and new asymptotic results for the empirical spectral distribution for Gaussian processes, which can be combined with our universality results.



This paper was supported in part by a Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund grant, and the NSF grant DMS-1811373. We are grateful to the referee for carefully reading our manuscript and for helpful comments that improved its presentation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Paris-EstLAMA and CNRS UMR 8050Marne-la-ValléeFrance
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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