Vern Paulsen: Synchronous Values of Games

Date: 2023-06-13

Time: 09:00 - 09:45

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Vern Paulsen, University of Waterloo


Finding the maximum expected value of various games over different families of strategies has turned out to be a powerful tool, leading to the resolution of the Cones Embedding Problem. In this talk we discuss the synchronous value of games, show that it is a problem about maximizing the trace of a positive element of a free group algebra determined by the game, and present some results and examples.