The PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar: Shiping Cao

  • Date: 05/24/2023
Shiping Cao, University of Washington



Convergence of resistances on generalized Sierpinski carpets


The locally symmetric diffusions, also known as Brownian motions, on generalized Sierpinski carpets were constructed by Barlow and Bass in 1989. On a fixed carpet, by the uniqueness theorem (Barlow-Bass-Kumagai-Teplyaev, 2010), the reflected Brownians motion on level $n$ approximation Euclidean domain, running at speed $\lambda_n\asymp \eta^n$ with $\eta$ being a constant depending on the fractal, converges weakly to the Brownian motion on the Sierpinski carpet as $n$ tends to infinity. In this talk, we show the convergence of $\lambda_n/\eta^n$. We also give a positive answer to a closely related open question of Barlow-Bass (1990) about the convergence of the renormalized effective resistances between two opposite faces of approximation domains. This talk is based on a joint work with Zhen-Qing Chen.


Speaker biography: Shiping Cao obtained his Ph.D. at Cornell University in August 2022, where he studied the Dirichlet forms and diffusion processes on fractals under the supervision of Robert S. Strichartz. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington working with Zhen-Qing Chen. His current research project is on the homogenization of random environments on Sierpinski carpets. He is also interested in other stochastic models on fractals, like random spanning trees and self-avoiding random walks.




This event is part of the Emergent Research: The PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow Colloquium Series.

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