Mathematics Colloquium

Exchangeability and Continuum Limits of Discrete Random Structures

Speaker: David Aldous, U.C. Berkeley

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 3:45 p.m.


Exchangeable representations of complex random structures are useful in several ways, in particular providing a moderately general way to derive continuum limits of discrete random structures. I shall give an old example (continuum random trees) and a newer example (dense graph limits). Thinking this way about Google map routes suggests challenging new problems in the plane.

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