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Welsh's Conjecture in First-Passage Percolation

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Professor Peter Otto
Union College

February 7, 2005
4:30 pm
Blue House

Tea and pastries will be served


Abstract:

In this talk I will present a 25 year old problem posed by D.J.A Welsh in the area first-passage percolation. What is interesting about this problem is that while the original conjecture is still not solved, under various ``mild" modifications the conjecture can be proven using a simple geometric argument. Only a basic understanding of probability, which we will review, is necessary for this talk.


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