This paper considers the eigenvalues of symmetric Toeplitz matrices with independent random entries and band structure. We assume that the entries of the matrices have zero mean and a uniformly bounded 4th moment, and we study the limit of the eigenvalue distribution when both the size of the matrix and the width of the band with non-zero entries grow to infinity. It is shown that if the bandwidth/size ratio converges to zero, then the limit of the eigenvalue distributions is Gaussian. If the ratio converges to a positive limit, then the distributions converge to a non-Gaussian distribution, which depends only on the limit ratio. A formula for the fourth moment of this distribution is derived.
"Spectrum of random Toeplitz matrices with band structure." Electron. Commun. Probab. 14 412 - 423, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1214/ECP.v14-1492