Synopses & Reviews
The intersection of probability and physics has been a rich and explosive area of growth in the past three decades, specifically covering such subjects as percolation theory, random walks in random environment, disordered systems, interacting particle systems and their many connections to statistical mechanics. The last decade was particularly fruitful for all these topics. This book reflects this development and marks also the first decade of the Brazilian School of Probability. This volume consists of a collection of invited articles, written by some of the most distinguished probabilists, most of whom have been personally responsible for advances in the various subfields of probability.
Synopsis
This volume consists of a collection of invited articles, written by some of the most distinguished probabilists, most of whom have been personally responsible for advances in the various subfields of probability.
Table of Contents
Preface.- M. Abadi: Poisson Approximations via Chen-Stein for Non-Markov Processes.- E.D. Andjel, M. Sued: An Inequality for Oriented 2-D Percolation.- V. Beffara: Is Critical 2D Percolation Universal?.- G. Ben Arous et al.: A New REM Conjecture.- I. Benjamini et al.: The Biham-Middleton-Levine Traffic Model for a Single Junction.- J. van den Berg et al.: Box-Crossings and Continuity Results for Self-Destructive Percolation in the Plane.- N. Berger, O. Zeitouni: A Quenched Invariance Principle for Certain Ballistic Random Walks in i.i.d. Environments.- J. Bertoin: Homogenenous Multitype Fragmentations.- T.P. Cardoso, P. Guttorp: A Hierarchical Bayes Model for Combining Precipitation Measurements from Different Sources.- A. Dembo, A.-S. Sznitman: A Lower Bound on the Disconnection Time of a Discrete Cylinder.- P. Dupuis et al.: On the Large Deviations Properties of the Weighted-Serve-the-Longest-Queue Policy.- A. Galves, F. Leonardi: Exponential Inequalities for Empirical Unbounded Context Trees.- N.L. Garcia, T.G. Kurtz: Spatial Point Processes and the Projection Method.- G.L. Gilardoni: An Improvement on Vajda's Inequality.- G.R. Grimmett: Space-Time Percolation.- O. Häggström: Computability of Percolation Thresholds.- A.E. Holroyd et al.: Chip-Firing and Rotor-Routing on Directed Graphs.- D. Ioffe, S. Shlosman: Ising Model Fog Drip: The First Two Droplets.- I. Kaj, M.S. Taqqu: Convergence to Fractional Brownian Motion and to the Telecom Process: the Integral Representation Approach; H. Kesten, V. Sidoravicius: Positive Recurrence of a One-dimensional Variant of Diffusion Limited Aggregation.- A. Le Ny: Gibbsian Description of Mean-Field Models.- V. Limic, P. Tarrès: What is the Difference Between a Square and a Triangle?.- S.R.C. Lopes: Long-Range Dependence in Mean and Volatility: Models, Estimation and Forecasting.- J. Machta et al.: Percolation in the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Spin Glass.- J. Quastel, B. Valkó: A Note on the Diffusivity of Finite-Range Asymmetric Exclusion Processes on Z.- R.B. Schinazi: On the Role of Spatial Aggregation in the Extinction of a Species.- M. Wschebor: Systems of Random Equations. A Review of Some Recent Results.