Abstract of "The universal Airy1 and Airy2 processes in the Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process"
In the totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP) two processes arise in the large time limit: the Airy1 and Airy2 processes. The Airy2 process is an universal limit process occurring also in other models: in a stochastic growth model on 1+1-dimensions, 2d last passage percolation, equilibrium crystals, and in random matrix diffusion. The Airy1 and Airy2 processes are defined and discussed in the context of the TASEP. We also explain a geometric representation of the TASEP from which the connection to growth models and directed last passage percolation is immediate.
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