|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