Monotonic IDLA forest and First Passage Percolation

Speaker: Jacob Kagan

Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2012

Location: PIMS, University of British Columbia

Conference: PIMS-MPrime Summer School in Probability

Subject: Mathematics, Probability

Class: Scientific


We present a modification of the IDLA model on a rotated square lattice. The process results in a forest of trees covering the upper half plane. We show an equivalence between this model and first passage percolation. We prove that with probability 1 the trees resulting from the IDLA forest are finite.