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## Speed of random walksAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
- Tuesday 08 November 2011, 14:15-15:15
- MR12, CMS, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WB.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Julia Blackwell. How fast does a random walk on a graph escape from its starting point? In this survey talk, I will consider this question in a variety of settings:
RW on lamplighter groups: The Kaimanovich-Vershik Theorem
Benjamini-Lyons-Schramm conjecture: percolation preserves speed of RW
Surprisingly, the expected distance from the starting point can be non-monotone, even when starting at the stationary distribution and the walk has holding probability 1/2. *The square root lower bound on groups: Can it be proved beyond the inverse spectral gap? This talk is part of the Probability series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All CMS events
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