Revision #1 Authors: Shachar Lovett, Cris Moore, Alexander Russell

Accepted on: 23rd May 2014 17:06

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We show that there exists a family of groups $G_n$ and nontrivial irreducible representations $\rho_n$ such that, for any constant $t$, the average of $\rho_n$ over $t$ uniformly random elements $g_1, \ldots, g_t \in G_n$ has operator norm $1$ with probability approaching 1 as $n \rightarrow \infty$. More quantitatively, we show that there exist families of finite groups for which $\Omega(\log \log |G|)$ random elements are required to bound the norm of a typical representation below $1$. This settles a conjecture of A. Wigderson.

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TR14-073 Authors: Shachar Lovett, Cris Moore, Alexander Russell

Publication: 16th May 2014 23:34

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We show that there exists a family of groups $G_n$ and nontrivial irreducible representations $\rho_n$ such that, for any constant $t$, the average of $\rho_n$ over $t$ uniformly random elements $g_1, \ldots, g_t \in G_n$ has operator norm $1$ with probability approaching 1 as $n \rightarrow \infty$. More quantitatively, we show that there exist families of finite groups for which $\Omega(\log \log |G|)$ random elements are required to bound the norm of a typical representation below $1$. This settles a conjecture of A. Wigderson.