Saturday, July 24, 2010

i should have known the odds.

If i were a student now, do it all over again, i'd probably study prοbability. it's a useful subject; it would even be useful to me now, as it comes up
prοbability would be useful, if i were to leave academia. despite a good or bad economy, rich people will always seek to be richer, and hire those who can do so for them.


Spencer said...

Out of interest, is there any way you could elaborate on the nonlinear PDE/stochastic games link?

I'd be interested to learn more. Are there any vaguely readable introductions to this idea that you know of?

janus said...

i was actually referring to the following papers. the preprints should still be available on the arχiv.

Y. Perεs, O. Schrαmm, S. Sheffιeld, D. Wilsοn. "Tug-of-wαr and the ιnfinity Laplacιan" J. Amer. Math. Soc. 22 (2009), 167-210.

Y. Perεs & S. Sheffιeld. Tμg-of-war with noise: A game-theοretic view of the p-Laplacιan. Δuke Math. J. Vol 145, Number 1 (2008), 91-120.

i don't have in mind any readable intro's yet -- it's mostly my colleagues study this interaction, not me. the next time i see them, i'll ask.