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Math Colloquium
Antonio Auffinger
University of Chicago
Title: Recent advances in First Passage Percolation

Abstract: First-passage percolation is a model of a random metric on a infinite network. It deals with a collection of points which can be reached within a given time from a fixed starting point, when the network of roads is given, but the passage times of the road are random. It was introduced back in the 60's but most of its fundamental questions are still open. In this talk, we will overview some recent advances in this model focusing on the existence, fluctuation and geometry of its geodesics. Based on joint works with M. Damron and J. Hanson.

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 7218
Submitted by:  Pisztora
Note: Refreshments at 4:00 pm, Wean Hall 6220