Patrik Ferrari
The main focus in my research activity is the question of universality of fluctuations under appropriate scaling limits. The probabilistic models which we study are often, but not exclusively, motivated by statistical mechanics in and out of equilibrium. Here are some of these models, some of them being tightly related, others having only connections after taking the scaling limits. On the right, a snapshot of a 2+1 dimensional growth model studied in this paper: the projection to fixed time leads to a random tiling model, while the projection to a lower space dimension is a 1+1 growth models in the KPZ universality class.

Below you can find animation of (some of) these models.
Javascript Animations
See W3Schools for a good guide.
•  A growth model in the 2+1 dimensional anisotropic KPZ class  Javascript 
•  The totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP)  Javascript 
•  The continuous time polynuclear growth (PNG) model  Java Applet 
•  The totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP)  Java Applet 
•  A growth model in the 2+1 dimensional anisotropic KPZ class  Java Applet 
•  A 2+1 dimensional particle dynamics and the Aztec diamond  Java Applet 
•  A visualization of the slow decorrelation phenomena  Java Applet 
•  A visualization of the qTASEP  Java Applet 
•  A visualization of GOEGOE shock in TASEP  Java Applet 