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Exceptional times of the critical dynamical Erdős–Rényi graph

Matthew I. Roberts and Batı Şengül

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In this paper, we introduce a network model which evolves in time, and study its largest connected component. We consider a process of graphs $(G_{t}:t\in [0,1])$, where initially we start with a critical Erdős–Rényi graph ER$(n,1/n)$, and then evolve forward in time by resampling each edge independently at rate $1$. We show that the size of the largest connected component that appears during the time interval $[0,1]$ is of order $n^{2/3}\log^{1/3}n$ with high probability. This is in contrast to the largest component in the static critical Erdős–Rényi graph, which is of order $n^{2/3}$.

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Ann. Appl. Probab., Volume 28, Number 4 (2018), 2275-2308.

Received: October 2016
Revised: August 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 9 August 2018

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Primary: 05C80: Random graphs [See also 60B20] 82C20: Dynamic lattice systems (kinetic Ising, etc.) and systems on graphs 60F17: Functional limit theorems; invariance principles

Noise sensitivity Erdős–Renyi dynamical random graphs temporal networks giant component


Roberts, Matthew I.; Şengül, Batı. Exceptional times of the critical dynamical Erdős–Rényi graph. Ann. Appl. Probab. 28 (2018), no. 4, 2275--2308. doi:10.1214/17-AAP1357.

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