#### Branching random walk - a simple disordered system

- Event time: 11:30am until 12:30pm
- Event date: 22nd March 2017
- Speaker: Dr Peter Mottishaw (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

The branching random walk is a model that is easy to define and is closely related to a number of more complex problems such as spin glasses, directed polymer in a random medium, Fisher-KPP and branching Brownian motion. In this talk I will give a simple numerical method for obtaining thermodynamic properties of the branching random walk and discuss how it relates to the problems mentioned above. If time I will also sketch how to obtain an analytic solution in the thermodynamic limit by mapping to a generalised random energy model.

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