# Moment methods on compact groups: Weingarten calculus and its applications

### Benoît Collins

Mathematics Department, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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## Abstract

A fundamental property of compact groups and compact quantum groups is the existence and uniqueness of a left and right invariant probability—the Haar measure. This is a very natural playground for classical and quantum probability, provided that it is possible to compute its moments. Weingarten calculus addresses this question in a systematic way. The purpose of this manuscript is to survey recent developments, describe some salient theoretical properties of Weingarten functions, as well as applications of this calculus to random matrix theory, quantum probability and algebra, mathematical physics, and operator algebras.