Loop-erased random walk—a random fractal
Greg Lawler - University of Chicago
Many models in equilibrium statistical physics produce random fractal curves “at criticality.” I will discuss one particular model, the loop-erased random walk, which is closely related to uniform spanning trees and Laplacian motion, and survey what is known today including some more recent results. I will also discuss some of the important open problems and explain why the problem is hardest in exactly three dimensions. This talk is intended for a general mathematics audience and does not assume the audience knows the terms in the previous sentence.
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