CMSA Combinatorics, Probability and Physics Seminar: A tale of two balloons


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November 16, 2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Yinon Spinka - University British Columbia

From each point of a Poisson point process start growing a balloon at rate 1. When two balloons touch, they pop and disappear. Will balloons reach the origin infinitely often or not? We answer this question for various underlying spaces. En route we find a new(ish) 0-1 law, and generalize bounds on independent sets that are factors of IID on trees.
Joint work with Omer Angel and Gourab Ray.

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