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Geodesic stars in Brownian geometry

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  • UserJean-Francois Le Gall (Universite Paris-Saclay)
  • ClockTuesday 23 November 2021, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseOnline (Zoom).

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Planar maps, which are finite connected graphs embedded in the sphere, are basic discrete models of random geometry and are usually chosen uniformly at random in a given class, for instance the class of all triangulations with a fixed number of faces. The so-called Brownian sphere, or Brownian map, is the random metric space obtained as the universal scaling limit of random planar maps equipped with the usual graph distance, in the Gromov-Hausdorff topology. We discuss geodesics in the Brownian sphere. It has been known for some time that any two geodesics starting from a typical point of the Brownian sphere must coincide near their starting point. However, for any m < 5, there are exceptional points called geodesic stars with m arms, which are starting points of m disjoint geodesics. We prove that the Hausdorff dimension of geodesic stars with m arms is equal to 5-m . This complements an earlier work of Miller and Qian who proved that this Hausdorff dimension is bounded above by 5-m.

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