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2018 Extremes of local times for simple random walks on symmetric trees
Yoshihiro Abe
Electron. J. Probab. 23: 1-41 (2018). DOI: 10.1214/18-EJP164


We consider local times of the simple random walk on the $b$-ary tree of depth $n$ and study a point process which encodes the location of the vertex with the maximal local time and the properly centered maximum over leaves of each subtree of depth $r_n$ rooted at the $(n-r_n)$ level, where $(r_n)_{n \geq 1}$ satisfies $\lim _{n \to \infty } r_n = \infty $ and $\limsup _{n \to \infty } r_n/n <1$. We show that the point process weakly converges to a Cox process with intensity measure $\alpha Z_{\infty } (dx) \otimes e^{-2\sqrt{\log b} ~y}dy$, where $\alpha > 0$ is a constant and $Z_{\infty }$ is a random measure on $[0, 1]$ which has the same law as the limit of a critical random multiplicative cascade measure up to a scale factor. As a corollary, we establish convergence in law of the maximum of local times over leaves to a randomly shifted Gumbel distribution.


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Yoshihiro Abe. "Extremes of local times for simple random walks on symmetric trees." Electron. J. Probab. 23 1 - 41, 2018.


Received: 7 March 2017; Accepted: 29 March 2018; Published: 2018
First available in Project Euclid: 9 May 2018

zbMATH: 1390.60285
MathSciNet: MR3806408
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/18-EJP164

Primary: 60G70, 60J10, 60J55


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