KPZ limit theorems

  • Jinho Baik

    Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
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One-dimensional interacting particle systems, 1+1 random growth models, and two-dimensional directed polymers define 2D height fields. The KPZ universality conjecture posits that an appropriately scaled height function converges to a model-independent universal random field for a large class of models. We survey limit theorems for a few models and discuss changes that arise in different domains. In particular, we present recent results on periodic domains. We also comment on integrable probability models, integrable differential equations, and universality.