Metastability and Condensation
Seminar | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Dynamical systems that are perturbed by small random noises are known to exhibit metastable behavior. Analogously, random walks with tendency towards a finite collection of sites may exhibit metastability.
Zero Range Process is a random walk on a simplex with metastable states residing at the vertices. Interpreting this process as a particle system on a one dimensional lattice, the metastable states correspond to the condensates. In this talk I give an overview of some known results in both the continuous and discrete settings, and discuss some open questions.