Fluctuations of Randomly Growing Surfaces
Department of Mathematics, UC Davis
For many years, physicists have observed that randomly growing
surfaces (such as, say, occur in deposition of particles
or spread of fires) are less "rough'' than one might expect.
Mathematically, this has been difficult to explain.
Recently, some simple models with connections to explicitly
solvable models in statistical physics were the first to
yield rigorous methods. The talk will be an introduction
to random growth models, with an emphasis on recent fluctuation
Department of Mathematics
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