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Publications [#243449] of Richard T. Durrett

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  1. Durrett, R; Schonmann, RH, Large deviations for the contact process and two dimensional percolation, Probability Theory and Related Fields, vol. 77 no. 4 (1988), pp. 583-603, ISSN 0178-8051 [doi]
    (last updated on 2017/12/11)

    The following results are proved: 1) For the upper invariant measure of the basic one-dimensional supercritical contact process the density of 1's has the usual large deviation behavior: the probability of a large deviation decays exponentially with the number of sites considered. 2) For supercritical two-dimensional nearest neighbor site (or bond) percolation the density YΛ of sites inside a square Λ which belong to the infinite cluster has the following large deviation properties. The probability that YΛ deviates from its expected value by a positive amount decays exponentially with the area of Λ, while the probability that it deviates from its expected value by a negative amount decays exponentially with the perimeter of Λ. These two problems are treated together in this paper because similar techniques (renormalization) are used for both. © 1988 Springer-Verlag.
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