# Felix Parraud: The free energy of matrix models and application to the microstates free entropy and map enumeration

**Time: **
Fri 2023-12-08 13.15 - 14.15

**Location: **
KTH, 3721, Lindstedsvägen 25

**Participating: **
Felix Parraud (KTH)

**Abstract: **

In this talk we will study multi-matrix models whose potentials are perturbations of the quadratic potential associated with independent GUE random matrices. More precisely, one can compute the free energy and the expectation of the trace of polynomials evaluated in those matrices. We prove an asymptotic expansion in the inverse of the matrix dimension to any order. Out of this result we deduce new formulas for map enumerations and the microstates free entropy. The approach that we take is based on the interpolation method between random matrices and free operators developed in earlier works.