WIAS Preprint No. 1250, (2007)

Large time asymptotics of growth models on space-like paths II: PNG and parallel TASEP


  • Borodin, Alexei
  • Ferrari, Patrik
  • Sasamoto, Tomohiro

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 82C22 60K35 15A52


  • Simple exclusion process, space-like universality, KPZ class, Airy processes


We consider the polynuclear growth (PNG) model in 1+1 dimension with flat initial condition and no extra constraints. The joint distributions of surface height at finitely many points at a fixed time moment are given as marginals of a signed determinantal point process. The long time scaling limit of the surface height is shown to coincide with the Airy$_1$ process. This result holds more generally for the observation points located along any space-like path in the space-time plane. We also obtain the corresponding results for the discrete time TASEP (totally asymmetric simple exclusion process) with parallel update.

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