Probability Seminar: Zoran Vondracek

  • Date: 03/23/2016
  • Time: 15:00
Zoran Vondracek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Zagreb

University of British Columbia


Boundary Harnack principle and Martin boundary at infinity for Feller processes


A boundary Harnack principle (BHP) was recently proved for Feller processes in metric measure spaces by Bogdan, Kumagai and Kwasnicki. In this talk I will first show how their method can be modified to obtain a BHP at infinity – a result which roughly says that two non-negative function which are harmonic in an unbounded set decay at the same rate at infinity. With BHP at hand, one can identify the Martin boundary of an unbounded set at infinity with a single Martin boundary point and show that, in case infinity is accessible, this point is minimal. I will also present analogous result for a finite Martin boundary point. The local character of these results implies that minimal thinness of a set at a minimal Martin boundary point is also a local property of that set near the boundary point. (Joint work with P.Kim and R.Song)

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Locations: ESB 2012