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### Combinatorics of exclusion processes with open boundaries

**Algebra & Discrete Mathematics**

Speaker: | Sylvie Corteel |

Location: | 2112 MSB |

Start time: | Wed, Feb 21 2018, 4:10PM |

The asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP) is an interacting particle system introduced in 1970 by Frank Spitzer in Interaction of Markov Processes. Many articles have been published on it in the physics and mathematics literature since then, and it has become a paradigm in modeling and analyzing non-equilibrium traffic systems. In this talk, I will show that beautiful combinatorics emerge from studying this

model on a finite line with open boundaries.

This will include joint work with Lauren Williams (Berkeley) and Olya Mandelshtam (Brown).