“Half day in stochastic processes”

Giovedì 16 Novembre 2017, ore 14:15 - Aula 2AB45 - Elisabetta Scoppola, Davide Gabrielli, Luisa Andreis


Half day in stochastic processes

Giovedì 16 Novembre 2017 in Aula 2AB45 si svolgeranno i seguenti seminari.

14:15 Elisabetta Scoppola (Università di Roma III)
“Conditionally strong quasi-stationary times and metastability”
We generalise the notion of strong stationary time to define a conditionally strong quasi-stationary times that turns out to be a crucial tool for the study of metastability in a completely general setting.

15:00 Davide Gabrielli (Università dell'Aquila)
“Exchange dynamics, reversibility and tournaments”
We consider a generalization to N types of particles of the classic ABC model. We have particles of different types stochastically evolving on a one dimensional lattice with an exchange dynamics. The rates of exchange are local but under suitable conditions the dynamics is reversible with a Gibbsian like invariant measure with long range interactions. We discuss geometrically the conditions of reversibility on a ring that correspond to a gradient condition on the graph of configurations or equivalently to a divergence free condition on a graph structure associated to the types of particles. We show that much of the information on the interactions between particles can be encoded in associated Tournaments that are a special class of oriented graphs. In particular we show that the interactions of reversible models are corresponding to strongly connected tournaments. The possible minimizers of the energies are in correspondence with the Hamiltonian cycles of the tournaments. We can then determine how many and which are the possible minimizers of the energy looking at the structure of the associated tournament. As a byproduct we obtain a probabilistic proof of a classic Theorem of Camion on the existence of Hamiltonian cycles for strongly connected tournaments. Using these results we obtain in the case of an equal number of k types of particles new representations of the Hamiltonians in terms of translation invariant k-body long range interactions. We show that when k=3,4 the minimizer of the energy is always unique up to translations. Starting from the case k=5 it is possible to have more than one minimizer. In particular it is possible to have minimizers for which particles of the same type are not joined together in single clusters.
Joint work with F. Roncari.

15:45 - 16:00 Break

16:00 Luisa Andreis (Università di Padova e Weierstrass Institute Berlin)
“McKean-Vlasov limits, propagation of chaos and long-time behavior of some mean field interacting particle systems”
Ph.D. Defense