COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH in BOSTON and BEYOND (CRIBB)
Date | Oct. 7, 2011 |
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Speaker | Lionel Levine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) |
Topic | Abelian Networks |
Abstract: |
Abelian networks are systems of communicating finite automata with a strong convergence property: the output of the network does not depend on the order in which the automata process their inputs. An example is the famous abelian sandpile model in statistical physics. This talk will touch on three basic themes:
Joint work with James Propp (U. Mass Lowell) and with MIT undergraduates Ben Bond, Giuliano Giacaglia and Linda Zayas-Palmer. |
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Acknowledgements
We thank the generous support of MIT IS&T, CSAIL, and the Department of Mathematics for their support of this series.