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From Charged Polymers to Random Walk in Random Scenery

Xia Chen and Davar Khoshnevisan

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We prove that two seemingly-different models of random walk in random environment are generically quite close to one another. One model comes from statistical physics, and describes the behavior of a randomly-charged random polymer. The other model comes from probability theory, and was originally designed to describe a large family of asymptotically self-similar processes that have stationary increments.

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Javier Rojo, ed., Optimality: The Third Erich L. Lehmann Symposium (Beachwood, Ohio, USA: Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2009), 237-251

First available in Project Euclid: 3 August 2009

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Primary: 60K35: Interacting random processes; statistical mechanics type models; percolation theory [See also 82B43, 82C43]
Secondary: 60K37: Processes in random environments

polymer measures random walk in random scenery

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Rojo, Javier. From Charged Polymers to Random Walk in Random Scenery. Optimality, 237--251, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Beachwood, Ohio, USA, 2009. doi:10.1214/09-LNMS5714.

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