Probability Seminar

Alexander E. HolroydUniversity of Washington
Polluted bootstrap percolation

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Malott 406

Bootstrap percolation is a fundamental cellular automaton model for nucleation. Despite its simplicity, the model holds many surprises. I'll focus on how growth from sparse random seeds is affected by sparse random impurities in the medium. The answer will involve using recent oriented surface technology to construct a stegosaurus.

Based on joint work with Janko Gravner and David Sivakoff.