### Applications of Graph Spectra in Quantum Physics

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We study classical spin networks with group SU${}_{2}$. In the first part, using Gaussian integrals, we compute their generating series in the case where the edges are equipped with holonomies; this generalizes Westbury’s formula. In the second part, we use an integral formula for the square of the spin network and perform stationary phase approximation under some non-degeneracy hypothesis. This gives a precise asymptotic behavior when the labels are rescaled by a constant going to infinity.

We disprove a conjecture made by Rajesh Pereira and Joanna Boneng regarding the upper bound on the number of doubly quasi-stochastic scalings of an n × n positive definite matrix. In doing so, we arrive at the true upper bound for 3 × 3 real matrices, and demonstrate that there is no such bound when n ≥ 4.

We generalize the theory of positive diagonal scalings of real positive definite matrices to complex diagonal scalings of complex positive definite matrices. A matrix A is a diagonal scaling of a positive definite matrix M if there exists an invertible complex diagonal matrix D such that A = D*MD and where every row and every column of A sums to one. We look at some of the key properties of complex diagonal scalings and we conjecture that every n by n positive definite matrix has at most 2n−1 scalings...