Mapping TASEP back in time


We obtain a new relation between the distributions $\mu_t$ at different times $t ≥ 0$ of the continuous-time TASEP (Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process) started from the step initial configuration. Namely, we present a continuous-time Markov process with local interactions and particle-dependent rates which maps the TASEP distributions μt backwards in time. Under the backwards process, particles jump to the left, and the dynamics can be viewed as a version of the discrete-space Hammersley process. Combined with the forward TASEP evolution, this leads to a stationary Markov dynamics preserving $\mu_t$ which in turn brings new identities for expectations with respect to $\mu_t$. Based on a joint work with Axel Saenz.

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A sample of the stationary dynamics on TASEP distribution
A sample of the stationary dynamics on TASEP distribution