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Phase transition of the largest eigenvalue for nonnull complex sample covariance matrices
, 2008
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THE KARDARPARISIZHANG EQUATION AND UNIVERSALITY CLASS
, 2011
"... Brownian motion is a continuum scaling limit for a wide class of random processes, and there has been great success in developing a theory for its properties (such as distribution functions or regularity) and expanding the breadth of its universality class. Over the past twenty five years a new univ ..."
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Brownian motion is a continuum scaling limit for a wide class of random processes, and there has been great success in developing a theory for its properties (such as distribution functions or regularity) and expanding the breadth of its universality class. Over the past twenty five years a new universality class has emerged to describe a host of important physical and probabilistic models (including one dimensional interface growth processes, interacting particle systems and polymers in random environments) which display characteristic, though unusual, scalings and new statistics. This class is called the KardarParisiZhang (KPZ) universality class and underlying it is, again, a continuum object – a nonlinear stochastic partial differential equation – known as the KPZ equation. The purpose of this survey is to explain the context for, as well as the content of a number of mathematical breakthroughs which have culminated in the derivation of the exact formula for the distribution function of the KPZ equation started with narrow wedge initial data. In particular we emphasize three topics: (1) The approximation of the KPZ equation through the weakly asymmetric simple exclusion process; (2) The derivation of the exact onepoint distribution of the solution to the KPZ equation with narrow wedge initial data; (3) Connections with directed polymers in random media. As the purpose of this article is to survey and review, we make precise statements but provide only heuristic arguments with indications of the technical complexities necessary to make such arguments mathematically rigorous.
Current Fluctuations for the Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process
, 2002
"... The timeintegrated current of the TASEP has nonGaussian fluctuations of order t1=3. The recently discovered connection to random matrices and the Painlevé II RiemannHilbert problem provides a technique through which we obtain the probability distribution of the current fluctuations, in particular ..."
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The timeintegrated current of the TASEP has nonGaussian fluctuations of order t1=3. The recently discovered connection to random matrices and the Painlevé II RiemannHilbert problem provides a technique through which we obtain the probability distribution of the current fluctuations, in particular their dependence on initial conditions, and the stationary twopoint function. Some open problems are explained.
ALGEBRAIC ASPECTS OF INCREASING SUBSEQUENCES
 DUKE MATHEMATICAL JOURNAL VOL. 109, NO. 1
, 2001
"... We present a number of results relating partial CauchyLittlewood sums, integrals over the compact classical groups, and increasing subsequences of permutations. These include: integral formulae for the distribution of the longest increasing subsequence of a random involution with constrained number ..."
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We present a number of results relating partial CauchyLittlewood sums, integrals over the compact classical groups, and increasing subsequences of permutations. These include: integral formulae for the distribution of the longest increasing subsequence of a random involution with constrained number of fixed points; new formulae for partial CauchyLittlewood sums, as well as new proofs of old formulae; relations of these expressions to orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle; and explicit bases for invariant spaces of the classical groups, together with appropriate generalizations of the straightening algorithm.
Limit theorems for height fluctuations in a class of discrete space and time growth models
 J. Statist. Phys
, 2001
"... We introduce a class of onedimensional discrete spacediscrete time stochastic growth models described by a height function h t(x) with corner initialization. We prove, with one exception, that the limiting distribution function of h t(x) (suitably centered and normalized) equals a Fredholm determi ..."
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We introduce a class of onedimensional discrete spacediscrete time stochastic growth models described by a height function h t(x) with corner initialization. We prove, with one exception, that the limiting distribution function of h t(x) (suitably centered and normalized) equals a Fredholm determinant previously encountered in random matrix theory. In particular, in the universal regime of large x and large t the limiting distribution is the Fredholm determinant with Airy kernel. In the exceptional case, called the critical regime, the limiting distribution seems not to have previously occurred. The proofs use the dual RSK algorithm, Gessel's theorem, the Borodin Okounkov identity and a novel, rigorous saddle point analysis. In the fixed x, large t regime, we find a Brownian motion representation. This model is equilvalent to the Seppalainen Johansson model. Hence some of our results are not new, but the proofs are.
Scaling limit for the spacetime covariance of the stationary totally asymmetric simple exclusion process
 Comm. Math. Phys
"... The totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP) on the onedimensional lattice with the Bernoulli ρ measure as initial conditions, 0 < ρ < 1, is stationary in space and time. Let Nt(j) be the number of particles which have crossed the bond from j to j + 1 during the time span [0,t]. Fo ..."
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The totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP) on the onedimensional lattice with the Bernoulli ρ measure as initial conditions, 0 < ρ < 1, is stationary in space and time. Let Nt(j) be the number of particles which have crossed the bond from j to j + 1 during the time span [0,t]. For j = (1 − 2ρ)t + 2w(ρ(1 − ρ)) 1/3 t 2/3 we prove that the fluctuations of Nt(j) for large t are of order t 1/3 and we determine the limiting distribution function Fw(s), which is a generalization of the GUE TracyWidom distribution. The family Fw(s) of distribution functions have been obtained before by Baik and Rains in the context of the PNG model with boundary sources, which requires the asymptotics of a RiemannHilbert problem. In our work we arrive at Fw(s) through the asymptotics of a Fredholm determinant. Fw(s) is simply related to the scaling function for the spacetime covariance of the stationary TASEP, equivalently to the asymptotic transition
Fluctuation properties of the TASEP with periodic initial configuration
, 2006
"... We consider the joint distributions of particle positions for the continuous time totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP). They are expressed as Fredholm determinants with a kernel defining a signed determinantal point process. We then consider certain periodic initial conditions and det ..."
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We consider the joint distributions of particle positions for the continuous time totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP). They are expressed as Fredholm determinants with a kernel defining a signed determinantal point process. We then consider certain periodic initial conditions and determine the kernel in the scaling limit. This result has been announced first in a letter by one of us [27] and here we provide a selfcontained derivation. Connections to last passage directed percolation and random matrices are also briefly discussed.
The Asymptotics of Monotone Subsequences of Involutions
, 2001
"... We compute the limiting distributions of the lengths of the longest monotone subsequences of random (signed) involutions with or without conditions on the number of fixed points (and negated points) as the sizes of the involutions tend to infinity. The resulting distributions axe, depending on the ..."
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We compute the limiting distributions of the lengths of the longest monotone subsequences of random (signed) involutions with or without conditions on the number of fixed points (and negated points) as the sizes of the involutions tend to infinity. The resulting distributions axe, depending on the number of fixed points, (1) the TracyWidom distributions for the laxgest eigenvalues of random GOE, GUE, GSE matrices, (2) the normal distribution, or (3) new classes of distributions which interpolate between pairs of the Tracy Widom distributions. We also consider the second rows of the corresponding Young diagrams. In each case the convergence of moments is also shown. The proof is based on the algebraic work of the authors in [7] which establishes a connection between the statistics of random involutions and a family of orthogonal polynomials, and an asymptotic analysis of the orthogonal polynomials which is obtained by extending the RiemannHilbert analysis for the orthogonal polynomials by Delft, Johansson and the first author in [3].
Exact scaling functions for onedimensional stationary KPZ growth
, 2004
"... With deep appreciation dedicated to Giovanni JonaLasinio at the occasion of his 70th birthday. We determine the stationary twopoint correlation function of the onedimensional KPZ equation through the scaling limit of a solvable microscopic model, the polynuclear growth model. The equivalence to a ..."
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With deep appreciation dedicated to Giovanni JonaLasinio at the occasion of his 70th birthday. We determine the stationary twopoint correlation function of the onedimensional KPZ equation through the scaling limit of a solvable microscopic model, the polynuclear growth model. The equivalence to a directed polymer problem with specific boundary conditions allows one to express the corresponding scaling function in terms of the solution to a RiemannHilbert problem related to the Painlevé II equation. We solve these equations numerically with very high precision and compare our, up to numerical rounding exact, result with the prediction of Colaiori and Moore [1] obtained from the mode coupling approximation. 1
Fluctuations of the onedimensional polynuclear growth model in half space
 J. STAT. PHYS
, 2004
"... We consider the multipoint equal time height fluctuations of a onedimensional polynuclear growth model in a half space. For special values of the nucleation rate at the origin, the multilayer version of the model is reduced to a determinantal process, for which the asymptotics can be analyzed. In ..."
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We consider the multipoint equal time height fluctuations of a onedimensional polynuclear growth model in a half space. For special values of the nucleation rate at the origin, the multilayer version of the model is reduced to a determinantal process, for which the asymptotics can be analyzed. In the scaling limit, the fluctuations near the origin are shown to be equivalent to those of the largest eigenvalue of the orthogonal/symplectic to unitary transition ensemble at soft edge in random matrix theory.