## Extremal laws for the real Ginibre ensemble    [PDF]

Brian Rider, Christopher D. Sinclair
The real Ginibre ensemble refers to the family of n x n matrices in which each entry is an independent Gaussian random variable of mean zero and variance one. Our main result is that the appropriately scaled spectral radius converges in law to a Gumbel distribution as n \rightarrow \infty. This fact has been known to hold in the complex and quaternion analogues of the ensemble for some time, with simpler proofs. Along the way we establish a new form for the limit law of the largest real eigenvalue.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.6085