Event Type:

Analysis Seminar

Date/Time:

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00

Location:

Kidder 356

Local Speaker:

Abstract:

In a recent paper (SIAM Applied Math 2014), P Gibson relates the fundamental solution of the telegraphers equation with combinatorial properties of a binary tree. At the center of the argument, a somewhat classical relation between excursions of random walks and binary trees plays a fundamental role. In this talk, a survey of this result and some open questions will be presented.