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The Busemann process of (1+1)-dimensional directed polymers 

Erik Bates (North Carolina State University)
Monday, April 22, 2024 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
CLK 219

Directed polymers are a statistical mechanics model for random growth.  Their partition functions collectively form a solution to a discrete stochastic heat equation.  This talk will discuss ratios of partition functions, which lead to solutions of a discrete stochastic Burgers equation.  Of interest is the success or failure of the “one force-one solution principle” for this equation.  I will reframe this question in the language of polymers, and share some surprising results that follow.  Based on joint work with Louis Fan and Timo Seppäläinen.

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