Mathematics of Chip-Firing

Mathematics of Chip-Firing
Expositor: Carly Klivans
Instituição:Brown University
Data e Horário: 29/08/19 | 17:00h

RESUMO : Chip-firing processes are discrete dynamical systems. A commodity (chips, sand, dollars) is exchanged between sites of a network according to simple local rules. Although governed by local rules, the long-term global behavior of the system reveals unexpected properties, including intricate fractal-like patterns. I will define chip-firing and give an overview of the area including open questions.