We prove that the classical normal distribution is infinitely divisible with respect to the free additive convolution. We study the Voiculescu transform first by giving a survey of its combinatorial implications and then analytically, including a proof of free infinite divisibility. In fact we prove that a sub-family of Askey–Wimp–Kerov distributions are freely infinitely divisible, of which the normal distribution is a special case. At the time of this writing this is only the third example known to us of a nontrivial distribution that is infinitely divisible with respect to both classical and free convolution, the others being the Cauchy distribution and the free 1/2-stable distribution.
|Journal||Advances in Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)
- Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)