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Mathematics Colloquium


Date:  Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Title:  Random growth and directed polymers

Abstract:  About 30 years ago it was observed by physicists that a large class of one dimensional random systems (the KPZ universality class) have highly anomalous, but universal, fluctuation behaviour. We will describe some of the models, and survey recent progress in proving some of the conjectured scalings and limiting distributions.

Speaker:  Jeremy Quastel
Institution:  University of Toronto


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