Mihai Stoiciu The Statistical Distribution of the zeros of Random Paraorthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle (460K, pdf) ABSTRACT. We consider polynomials on the unit circle defined by the recurrence relation $\Phi_{k+1}(z) = z \Phi_{k} (z) - \overline{\alpha}_{k} \Phi_k^{*}(z) \qquad k \geq 0, \quad \Phi_0=1$ For each $n$ we take $\alpha_0, \alpha_1, \ldots ,\alpha_{n-2}$ i.i.d. random variables distributed uniformly in a disk of radius $r < 1$ and $\alpha_{n-1}$ another random variable independent of the previous ones and distributed uniformly on the unit circle. The previous recurrence relation gives a sequence of random paraorthogonal polynomials $\{\Phi_n\}_{n \geq 0}$. For any $n$, the zeros of $\Phi_n$ are $n$ random points on the unit circle. We prove that for any $e^{i \theta} \in \partial \bbD$ the distribution of the zeros of $\Phi_n$ in intervals of size $O(\frac{1}{n})$ near $e^{i \theta}$ is the same as the distribution of $n$ independent random points uniformly distributed on the unit circle (i.e., Poisson). This means that, for large $n$, there is no local correlation between the zeros of the considered random paraorthogonal polynomials.