Stochastic Loewner evolution with branching and the Dyson superprocess

Probability Seminar

Govind Menon (Brown University)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
119 Physics

I will discuss a version of stochastic Loewner evolution with branching introduced in my student Vivian Olsiewski Healey's 2017 thesis. Our main motivation was to find natural conformal processes that embed Aldous' continuum random tree in the upper half plane. Unlike previous attempts that rely on lattice models or conformal welding, our model relies on a careful choice of driving measure in the Loewner evolution and the theory of continuous state branching processes. The most important feature of our model is that it has a very nice scaling limit, where the driving measure is a superprocess.

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