Séminaire Géométrie et groupes discrets

Large Deviations of the Escape Rate of Random Walks on Hyperbolic Spaces

by Prof. Adrien Boulanger (CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette

A group endowed with a probability measure comes naturally with a random walk. If moreover this group acts on some space, then one can push the random walk to the space under consideration, up to the choice of a basepoint. The resulting random walk is called the image random walk.

In this talk, motivated by numerous examples (hyperbolic groups acting on one of their Cayley graphs, mapping class groups acting on the corresponding curve complex...), the (discrete) groups will act on Gromov hyperbolic spaces. We will discuss the escape rate for such image random walks, and more precisely the associated large deviations problem.

Organized by

Fanny Kassel