Slowdown estimates for ballistic random walk in random environment

  • Noam Berger (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
A3 01 (Sophus-Lie room)


We consider a random walk in random environment in dimension greater than or equal to three satisfying any of the standard ballisticity conditions (either $T$, or $T'$ or $T_\gamma$). We consider the event $A(n)$ that at time $n$ the distance of the walker from he origin is less than half of its expected value. We show that for every $\alpha<d$, \[P(A(n))<e^{-C(\log n)^\alpha}.\] This is almost matching the known lower bound \[P(A(n))>e^{-C(\log n)^d}.\]

The lower bound is conjectured (Sznitman, 2001) to be the right value of this probability. In the talk we show the main steps of the proof, and in particular a new quenched CLT.

The talk will not assume knowledge of RWRE.

31.10.05 30.07.09

Seminar Statistical Mechanics

Universität Leipzig Raum 01/22

Katharina Matschke

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