SPECIAL: Probability Seminar of Americas and Virtual Café

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Virtual Event

Featured Speaker :  Bálint Virág (University of Toronto)

Title :  Introduction to Random Plane Geometry

Abstract : 

If lengths 1 and 2 are assigned randomly to each edge in Z^2, what are the fluctuations of distances between far away points? 

This problem is open, yet we know, in great detail, what to expect.  The directed landscape, a universal random plane geometry, provides the answer to such questions. 

What is the directed landscape? What does it teach us about longest increasing subsequences in random permutations, about random polymers, about models for spread of infection, about tetris, about random Schrodinger operators, and about cell biology?

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Website

https://math.mit.edu/seminars/probabi...

Department
Department of Mathematics
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#Mathematics

Contact Email

aldixon@mit.edu

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