Abstract of "Fluctuation properties of the TASEP with periodic initial configuration"
with Alexei Borodin, Michael Prähofer and Tomohiro Sasamoto.
We consider the joint distributions of particle positions for the continuous time totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP). They are expressed as Fredholm determinants with a kernel defining a signed determinantal point process. We then consider certain periodic initial conditions and determine the kernel in the scaling limit. This result has been announced first in a letter by one of us and here we provide a self-contained derivation. Connections to last passage directed percolation and random matrices are also briefly discussed.
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