Abelian networks

Mon December 5th 2022, 4:00pm
Sequoia 200
Chris Hoffman, University of Washington

Abelian networks a class of models from statistical physics introduced as models to help understand the complex behavior exhibited by forest fires and avalanches. In this talk we will introduce a few different Abelian networks including activated random walk and the stochastic sandpile model. We will discuss the techniques used to study them and discuss some recent results.