#### Introduction to matrix product stationary states of stochastic systems

- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 9th September 2015
- Speaker: Professor Martin Evans (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB

### Event details

In this talk I will give a basic introduction to matrix product stationary states of stochastic systems. In particular I will focus on a simple well known model called the totally asymmetric exclusion process (TASEP) which as well as being a simple model of traffic flow serves as a basis for modelling many biophysical processes such as RNA translation and molecular motor dynamics. I will show how a simple relation between matrices DE = D + E allows all stationary state correlation functions to be calculated.

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