UBC Probability Seminar: Matthew Junge

  • Date: 01/11/2023
Matthew Junge, Baruch College

University of British Columbia


Ballistic Annihilation


In the late 20th century, statistical physicists introduced a chemical reaction model called ballistic annihilation. In it, particles are placed randomly throughout the real line and then proceed to move at independently sampled velocities. Collisions result in mutual annihilation. Many results were inferred by physicists, but it wasn’t until recently that mathematicians joined in. I will describe my trajectory through this model. Expect tantalizing open questions.

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Location: ESB 4127


Time: TBD


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