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date: 18 September 2019

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This article discusses some mathematical results and conjectures about random band matrix ensembles (RBM) and sparse matrix ensembles. Spectral problems of RBM and sparse matrices can be expressed in terms of supersymmetric (SUSY) statistical mechanics that provides a dual representation for disordered quantum systems. This representation offers important insights into nonperturbative aspects of the spectrum and eigenfunctions of RBM. The article first presents the definition of RBM ensembles before considering the density of states, the behaviour of eigenvectors, and eigenvalue statistics for RBM and sparse random matrices. In particular, it highlights the relations with random Schrödinger (RS) and the role of the dimension of the lattice. It also describes the connection between RBM and statistical mechanics, the spectral theory of large random sparse matrices, conjectures and theorems about eigenvectors and local spacing statistics, and the RS operator on the Cayley tree or Bethe lattice.

Keywords: random band matrix, random sparse matrix, random matrix ensemble, density of states, eigenvector, random Schrödinger, statistical mechanics, local spacing statistics, Cayley tree, Bethe lattice

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