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2020 Long paths in first passage percolation on the complete graph I. Local PWIT dynamics
Maren Eckhoff, Jesse Goodman, Remco van der Hofstad, Francesca R. Nardi
Electron. J. Probab. 25: 1-45 (2020). DOI: 10.1214/20-EJP484


We study the random geometry of first passage percolation on the complete graph equipped with independent and identically distributed edge weights. We find classes with different behaviour depending on a sequence of parameters $(s_{n})_{n\geq 1}$ that quantifies the extreme-value behavior of small weights. We consider both $n$-independent as well as $n$-dependent edge weights and illustrate our results in many examples.

In particular, we investigate the case where $s_{n}\rightarrow \infty $, and focus on the exploration process that grows the smallest-weight tree from a vertex. We establish that the smallest-weight tree process locally converges to the invasion percolation cluster on the Poisson-weighted infinite tree, and we identify the scaling limit of the weight of the smallest-weight path between two uniform vertices. In addition, we show that over a long time interval, the growth of the smallest-weight tree maintains the same volume-height scaling exponent – volume proportional to the square of the height – found in critical Galton–Watson branching trees and critical Erdős-Rényi random graphs.


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Maren Eckhoff. Jesse Goodman. Remco van der Hofstad. Francesca R. Nardi. "Long paths in first passage percolation on the complete graph I. Local PWIT dynamics." Electron. J. Probab. 25 1 - 45, 2020.


Received: 15 October 2019; Accepted: 10 June 2020; Published: 2020
First available in Project Euclid: 15 July 2020

zbMATH: 07252713
MathSciNet: MR4125786
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/20-EJP484

Primary: 60J80, 60K35
Secondary: 60G55


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