The Annals of Probability

Poisson–Dirichlet distribution for random Belyi surfaces

Alex Gamburd

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Abstract

Brooks and Makover introduced an approach to studying the global geometric quantities (in particular, the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian, injectivity radius and diameter) of a “typical” compact Riemann surface of large genus based on compactifying finite-area Riemann surfaces associated with random cubic graphs; by a theorem of Belyi, these are “dense” in the space of compact Riemann surfaces. The question as to how these surfaces are distributed in the Teichmüller spaces depends on the study of oriented cycles in random cubic graphs with random orientation; Brooks and Makover conjectured that asymptotically normalized cycle lengths follow Poisson–Dirichlet distribution. We present a proof of this conjecture using representation theory of the symmetric group.

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Source
Ann. Probab., Volume 34, Number 5 (2006), 1827-1848.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 14 November 2006

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1163517226

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/009117906000000223

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2271484

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1113.60095

Subjects
Primary: 60K35: Interacting random processes; statistical mechanics type models; percolation theory [See also 82B43, 82C43]
Secondary: 05C80: Random graphs [See also 60B20] 58C40: Spectral theory; eigenvalue problems [See also 47J10, 58E07]

Keywords
Poisson–Dirichlet distribution Belyi surfaces random regular graphs

Citation

Gamburd, Alex. Poisson–Dirichlet distribution for random Belyi surfaces. Ann. Probab. 34 (2006), no. 5, 1827--1848. doi:10.1214/009117906000000223. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1163517226


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