Student Probability Seminar

Branching Brownian Motion and the F-KPP equation

Speaker: Lisa Hartung

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1314

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 10 a.m.


In this talk I will explain how branching Brownian motion and the F-KPP equation are related. The first is a certain continuous time branching process and the second a reaction diffusion equation, which was already studied by Kolmogorov in the 1920’s. It turns out that many questions of interests in branching Brownian motion (in particular related to extreme value theory) can be answered understanding the so called ’traveling wave solutions’ of the F-KPP equation.


All notions needed will be introduced.