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The bullet problem with discrete speeds

Matthew Junge, Duke University
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:30pm
THO 235

A bullet is fired along the real line each second with independent uniformly random speeds from [0,1]. When two bullets collide they mutually annihilate. The still open bullet problem asks if the first bullet ever survives. We establish survival in the variant where speeds are discrete. Joint with Brittany Dygert, Christoph Kinzel, Annie Raymond, Erik Slivken, and Jennifer Zhu.

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