Slowdown estimates for ballistic random walk in random environment

  • Noam Berger

    Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel


We consider models of random walk in uniformly elliptic i.i.d. random environment in dimension greater than or equal to 4, satisfying a condition slightly weaker than the ballisticity condition (TT'). We show that for every ε > 0 and n large enough, the annealed probability of linear slowdown is bounded from above by exp(−(log n)d_−_ε). This bound almost matches the known lower bound of exp(−_C_(log n)d), and significantly improves previously known upper bounds. As a corollary we provide almost sharp estimates for the quenched probability of slowdown. As a tool for obtaining the main result, we show an almost local version of the quenched central limit theorem under the assumption of the same condition.

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Noam Berger, Slowdown estimates for ballistic random walk in random environment. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 14 (2012), no. 1, pp. 127–174

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/298