Department of Mathematics

Combinatorics and Graph Theory

  •  Caroline Klivans, Brown University
  •  Flow-firing processes
  •  10/05/2022
  •  3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  •  Online (virtual meeting) (Virtual Meeting Link)
  •  Bruce E Sagan (bsagan@msu.edu)

I will discuss a discrete non-deterministic flow-firing process for topological cell complexes. The process is a form of discrete diffusion; a flow is repeatedly diverted according to a discrete Laplacian. The process is also an instance of higher-dimensional chip-firing. I will motivate and introduce the system and then focus on two important features – whether or not the system is terminating and whether or not the system is confluent.

 

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