Márton Balázs

University of Bristol

Jacobi triple product via the exclusion process

Probability Seminar

14th December 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Howard House, 4th Floor Seminar Room

I will give a brief overview of very simple, hence maybe less investigated
structures in interacting particle systems: reversible product blocking
measures. These turn out to be more general than most people would think, in
particular asymmetric simple exclusion and nearest-neighbour asymmetric zero
range processes both enjoy them. But a careful look reveals that these two are
really the same process. Exploitation of this fact gives rise to the Jacobi
triple product formula - an identity previously known from number theory and
combinatorics. I will show you the main steps of deriving it from pure
probability this time, and I hope to surprise my audience as much as we got
surprised when this identity first popped up in our notebooks.

Organisers: Jessica Jay, Elnur Emrah

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