Bálint Virág

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Abstract: We give a probabilistic introduction to determinantal and permanental point processes. Determinantal processes arise in physics (fermions, eigenvalues of random matrices) and in combinatorics (nonintersecting paths, random spanning trees). They have the striking property that the number of points in a region D is a sum of independent Bernoulli(More)
This paper studies anchored expansion, a non-uniform version of the strong isoperimetric inequality. We show that every graph with i-anchored expansion contains a subgraph with isoperimetric (Cheeger) constant at least i. We prove a conjecture by Benjamini, Lyons and Schramm (1999) that in such graphs the random walk escapes with a positive lim inf speed.(More)
We prove that every 3-regular, n-vertex simple graph with sufficiently large girth contains an independent set of size at least 0.4361n. (The best known bound is 0.4352n.) In fact, computer simulation suggests that the bound our method provides is about 0.438n. Our method uses invariant Gaussian processes on the d-regular tree that satisfy the eigenvector(More)
We give an explicit bound on the spectral radius in terms of the densities of short cycles in finite d-regular graphs. It follows that the a finite d-regular Ramanujan graph G contains a negligible number of cycles of size less than c log log |G|. We prove that infinite d-regular Ramanujan unimodular random graphs are trees. Through Benjamini-Schramm(More)
We show that the past and future of half-plane Brownian motion at certain cutpoints are independent of each other after a conformal transformation. Like in Itô’s excursion theory, the pieces between cutpoints form a Poisson process with respect to a local time. The size of the path as a function of this local time is a stable subordinator whose index is(More)