Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: From longest increasing subsequences to random surfaces
Speaker: Leonid Petrov (Assistant Professor, University of Virginia)
Abstract: I will discuss random lozenge tilings and related models studied earlier, including longest increasing subsequences of random permutations and last passage percolation. The goal of the talk is to outline various approaches leading to large-scale asymptotic behavior in these models. I will focus on “hydrodynamic” ideas and also on exact computations.