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VOL. 48 | 2006 Proof of a conjecture of N. Konno for the 1D contact process
J. van den Berg, O. Häggström, J. Kahn

Editor(s) Dee Denteneer, Frank den Hollander, Evgeny Verbitskiy

IMS Lecture Notes Monogr. Ser., 2006: 16-23 (2006) DOI: 10.1214/074921706000000031


Consider the one-dimensional contact process. About ten years ago, N. Konno stated the conjecture that, for all positive integers $n, m$, the upper invariant measure has the following property: Conditioned on the event that $O$ is infected, the events $\{$All sites $-n, \ldots, -1$ are healthy$\}$ and $\{$All sites $1, \ldots, m$ are healthy$\}$ are negatively correlated.

We prove (a stronger version of) this conjecture, and explain that in some sense it is a dual version of the planar case of one of our results in van den Berg, J., Häggström, O., Kahn, J. (2005), Some conditional correlation inequalities for percolation and related processes, to appear in Random Structures and Algorithms.


Published: 1 January 2006
First available in Project Euclid: 28 November 2007

zbMATH: 1125.82023
MathSciNet: MR2306184

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/074921706000000031

Primary: 60J10 , 60K35
Secondary: 92D30

Keywords: contact process , Correlation inequality

Rights: Copyright © 2006, Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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