UW-PIMS Mathematics Colloquium: Ivan Corwin

  • Date: 10/16/2015
  • Time: 14:30
Ivan Corwin, Columbia University and the Clay Mathematics Institute    

University of Washington


A Drunk Walk in a Drunk World


In a simple symmetric random walk on Z a particle jumps left or right with 50% chance independently at each time and space location. What if the jump probabilities are taken to be random themselves (e.g. uniformly distributed between 0% and 100%)? In this talk we will describe the effect of this random environment on a random walk, in particular focusing on a new connection to the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class and to the theory of quantum integrable systems. No prior knowledge or background will be expected.

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Location: SIG 225