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Scaling functions for finite-size corrections in extreme statistics

Monday 26th June 2006 - 10:00 to 11:00
INI Seminar Room 1

Applications of extreme statistics are hindered by the notoriously slow convergence of the distributions to their limiting forms, thus studies of finite-size corrections are called for. Here we undertake a systematic investigation of the finite-size scaling functions and their universal aspects for the classical extreme statistics of i.i.d. variables, as well as for strongly correlated variables such as occuring in various surface growth problems.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons