Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thursday, June 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT

Title: Arctic curves for groves

Speaker: Terrence George Affiliation: University of Michigan Zoom: Contact Stephen Melczer

Abstract:

The limit shape phenomenon is a "law of large numbers" for random surfaces: the random surface looks macroscopically like the "average surface". The first result of this kind was the celebrated arctic circle theorem for domino tilings of the aztec diamond. The limit shape has macroscopic regions with different qualitative behavior, and the arctic curve is the boundary separating these regions.

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