Stuck Walks: a conjecture of Erschler, Tóth and Werner

Stochastic Analysis Seminar Series

Abstract: In 2010, Erschler, Tóth and Werner introduced the so-called Stuck Walks, which are a class of self-interacting random walks on Z for which there is competition between repulsion at small scale and attraction at large scale. They proved that, for any positive integer L, if the relevant parameter belongs to a certain interval, then such random walks localize on L + 2 sites with positive probability. They also conjectured that it is the almost sure behaviour. We settle this conjecture partially, proving that the walk localizes on L + 2 or L + 3 sites almost surely, under the same assumptions. 



Monday, October 14, 2013 - 14:15
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