Past Forthcoming Seminars

24 January 2005
15:45
Professor Stanislov Smirnov
Abstract
It became apparent during the last decade that in several questions in classical complex analysis extremal configurations are fractal, making them very difficult to attack: it is not even clear how to construct or describe extremal objects. We will argue that the most promising approach is to consider conformally self-similar random configurations, which should be extremal almost surely.
  • Stochastic Analysis Seminar
24 January 2005
14:15
Abstract
Fragmentation processes model the evolution of a particle that split as time goes on. When small particles split fast enough, the fragmentation is intensive and the initial mass is reduced to dust in finite time. We encode such fragmentation into a continuum random tree (CRT) in the sense of Aldous. When the splitting times are dense near 0, the fragmentation CRT is in turn encoded into a continuous (height) function. Under some mild hypotheses, we calculate the Hausdorff dimension of the CRT, as well as the maximal H
  • Stochastic Analysis Seminar

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