Optimal tail estimates for directed last passage site percolation with geometric random variables

Jinho Baik, Percy Deift, Ken McLaughlin, Peter Miller, Xin Zhou

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In this paper, we obtain optimal uniform lower tail estimates for the probability distribution of the properly scaled length of the longest up/right path of the last passage site percolation model considered by Johansson in [12]. The estimates are used to prove a lower tail moderate deviation result for the model. The estimates also imply the convergence of moments, and also provide a verification of the universal scaling law relating the longitudinal and the transversal fluctuations of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-41
Number of pages41
JournalAdvances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001


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  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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