## Abstract

In this paper, we are interested in the asymptotic properties for the largest eigenvalue of the Hermitian random matrix ensemble, called the Generalized Cauchy ensemble GCyE, whose eigenvalues PDF is given by

$$\textrm{const}\cdot\prod_{1\leq j<k\leq N}(x_j-x_k)^2\prod_{j=1}^N(1+ix_j)^{-s-N}(1-ix_j)^{-\overline{s}-N}dx_j,$$ where s is a complex number such that ℜ(s)>−1/2 and where N is the size of the matrix ensemble. Using results by Borodin and Olshanski (Commun. Math. Phys., 223(1):87–123, 2001), we first prove that for this ensemble, the law of the largest eigenvalue divided by N converges to some probability distribution for all s such that ℜ(s)>−1/2. Using results by Forrester and Witte (Nagoya Math. J., 174:29–114, 2002) on the distribution of the largest eigenvalue for fixed N, we also express the limiting probability distribution in terms of some non-linear second order differential equation. Eventually, we show that the convergence of the probability distribution function of the re-scaled largest eigenvalue to the limiting one is at least of order (1/N).