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Particle processes and Macdonald polynomials (Hardy Lecture)

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  • UserLauren Williams (UC Berkley)
  • ClockWednesday 11 July 2018, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseLTA Watson.

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The asymmetric simple exclusion process is a model involving particles hopping on a 1D lattice (e.g. on a line with open boundaries or on a circle). It has been proposed as a model for traffic flow and for translation in protein synthesis. In my talk I will explain how to understand the stationary distributions of the ASEP using various kinds of tableaux. I will also explain how these models are connected to Koornwinder and Macdonald polynomials. Based on joint works with Sylvie Corteel and Olya Mandelshtam.

This talk is part of the Mathematics Colloquium series.

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