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Informal Probability Workshop – 5th March 2018

05 Mar 18

Speaker:  Matt Junge, Duke University

Date:         Monday 5th March 2018, 12 noon in the Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building – Lecture room 5

Title:         Parking

Abstract: A car or parking spot is placed at each vertex of an infinite graph. Cars drive in search of unparked spots. When a car finds one, both the car and spot are removed. Three distinct traffic flow phases arise as we vary the initial ratio of cars to spots. There is particularly intriguing behavior at criticality. Joint work with Michael Damron, Janko Gravner, Hanbeck Lyu, and David Sivakoff: arXiv id: 1710.10529.