The Poisson clumping heuristic has lead Aldous to conjecture the value of the oriented first passage percolation on the hypercube in the limit of large dimensions. Aldous’ conjecture has been rigorously confirmed by Fill and Pemantle (Ann. Appl. Probab. 3 (1993) 593–629) by means of a variance reduction trick. We present here a streamlined and, we believe, more natural proof based on ideas emerged in the study of Derrida’s random energy models.
"Oriented first passage percolation in the mean field limit." Braz. J. Probab. Stat. 34 (2) 414 - 425, May 2020. https://doi.org/10.1214/18-BJPS422