Electronic Journal of Probability
- Electron. J. Probab.
- Volume 24 (2019), paper no. 80, 33 pp.
Random walk on random walks: higher dimensions
We study the evolution of a random walker on a conservative dynamic random environment composed of independent particles performing simple symmetric random walks, generalizing results of  to higher dimensions and more general transition kernels without the assumption of uniform ellipticity or nearest-neighbour jumps. Specifically, we obtain a strong law of large numbers, a functional central limit theorem and large deviation estimates for the position of the random walker under the annealed law in a high density regime. The main obstacle is the intrinsic lack of monotonicity in higher-dimensional, non-nearest neighbour settings. Here we develop more general renormalization and renewal schemes that allow us to overcome this issue. As a second application of our methods, we provide an alternative proof of the ballistic behaviour of the front of (the discrete-time version of) the infection model introduced in .
Electron. J. Probab., Volume 24 (2019), paper no. 80, 33 pp.
Received: 23 October 2017
Accepted: 21 June 2019
First available in Project Euclid: 5 September 2019
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Primary: 60F15: Strong theorems 60K35: Interacting random processes; statistical mechanics type models; percolation theory [See also 82B43, 82C43] 60K37: Processes in random environments
Secondary: 82B41: Random walks, random surfaces, lattice animals, etc. [See also 60G50, 82C41] 82C22: Interacting particle systems [See also 60K35] 82C44: Dynamics of disordered systems (random Ising systems, etc.)
Blondel, Oriane; Hilário, Marcelo R.; dos Santos, Renato S.; Sidoravicius, Vladas; Teixeira, Augusto. Random walk on random walks: higher dimensions. Electron. J. Probab. 24 (2019), paper no. 80, 33 pp. doi:10.1214/19-EJP337. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejp/1567670466