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ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CURRENT FLUCTUATION FIELD IN WEAKLY ASYMMETRIC EXCLUSION

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Sigurd Assing, UC Berkeley
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Wed, Nov 18 2009, 4:10PM

We consider the time average of the (renormalized) current fluctuation field in one-dimensional weakly asymmetric simple exclusion. The asymmetry is chosen to be weak enough such that the density fluctuation field still converges in law with respect to diffusive scaling. Remark that the density fluctuation field would evolve on a slower time scale if the asymmetry is too strong and that then the current fluctuations would have something to do with the Tracy-Widom distribution. However, the asymmetry is also chosen to be strong enough such that the density fluctuation field does not converge in law to an infinite-dimensional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, that is something non-trivial is happening.