On the limiting distributions for KPZ growth with random initial condition

2017. 03. 23. 16:15
Patrik Ferrari (Bonn)

For stationary KPZ growth in 1+1 dimensions the height fluctuations are governed by the Baik-Rains distribution. Using the totally asymmetric single step growth model, alias TASEP, we investigate height fluctuations for a general class of spatially homogeneous random initial conditions. We prove that for TASEP there is a one-parameter family of limit distributions, labeled by the roughness of the initial conditions. The distributions are defined through a variational formula.