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Introduction to KPZ Universality and the Tracy-Widom Distribution

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Eric Brattain, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Oct 22 2014, 12:10PM

We will give a mostly non-technical introduction to the Tracy-Widom distribution via examples, including ASEP (many drunk, polite walkers), random permutations, and stochastic growth models.