Joint Mathematics Colloquium 

University of Idaho

Washington State University

Spring 2014

Thursday,  April 24, 3:30-4:20 pm, room TLC 149

Refreshments in Brink 305 at 3:00 pm

Upgrading Two Classical Inequalities


Ron Blei

Department of Mathematics

University of Connecticut


The Khintchin inequality (1930) and the Grothendieck inequality (1953) are, arguably, among the important and fundamental mathematical discoveries in the last century. In this talk I will discuss the basic connection between these two inequalities, their upgrades, and their significance.

The talk requires no more than a  first-year graduate analysis course, and will be accessible to a broad audience (I promise...!).