Front of percolation

MATH 3100 • Introduction to Probability (2 sections)

[Fall 2018 semester]

2019 travel


8-10 • Moscow, Russia • Conference “New Frontiers in Representation Theory” dedicated to the 70th birthday of G.I.Olshanski, at SkolTech Center for Advances Studies

31-1 • Minneapolis, MN • University of Minnesota


27-1 • Manhattan and Lawrence, KS • Kansas State University and University of Kansas


10-15 • Banff, Alberta, Canada • BIRS Workshop “Asymptotic Algebraic Combinatorics”


2-3 • Blacksburg, VA • Virginia Tech

13-14 • Durham, NC • SouthEastern Probability Conference 2019

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[quick link] My big BiBTeX file

How to enable SSL for a homepage hosted on S3


As Google Chrome will mark all HTTP websites unsafe later this year, it is time to figure out how to enable SSL on my websites. I currently have 3 websites under active management:

All three of them are hosted through AWS, but the homepage is by far the easiest as it only involves S3 and no EC2 instances. So at first I decided to turn on SSL at the homepage, which I succeeded with.

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A histogram of the path energies ‐ the original motivation for the work

Quenched Central Limit Theorem in a Corner Growth Setting


We consider point-to-point directed paths in a random environment on the two-dimensional integer lattice. For a general independent environment under mild assumptions we show that the quenched energy of a typical path satisfies a central limit theorem as the mesh of the lattice goes to zero. Our proofs rely on concentration of measure techniques and some combinatorial bounds on families of paths.

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Nonequilibrium particle systems in inhomogeneous space

This talk describes results on continuous space TASEP in inhomogeneous space, based on papers with Borodin and with with Knizel and Saenz, and on some work in progress.

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q-Boson sign

A sign in Boston Logan airport commemorating deformed Bosons

This sign works equally well for both $q$-Bosons and $t$-Bosons, so the choice of parameter is up to the tourist.


  1. T. Sasamoto and M. Wadati, Exact results for one-dimensional totally asymmetric diffusion models, J. Phys. A 31 (1998), 6057–6071

  2. A. Borodin, I. Corwin, L. Petrov, T. Sasamoto, Spectral theory for the q- Boson particle system, Compositio Mathematica 151 (2015), no. 1, 1–67, arXiv:1308.3475 [math-ph]

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