First passage times in random walks and diffusion
I will give a pedagogical introduction to the problem of first passage times for random walks and diffusive processes i.e. what is the probability that a random walker or a diffusive process first reaches some point after a certain time? I will review various approaches: method of images, backwards diffusion equation and renewal equation.
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..