Stable Limit Laws for Reaction-Diffusion in Random Environment

Gérard Ben Arous, Stanislav Molchanov, Alejandro F. Ramírez

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We prove the emergence of stable fluctuations for reaction-diffusion in random environment with Weibull tails. This completes our work around the quenched to annealed transition phenomenon in this context of reaction diffusion. In Ben Arous et al (Transition asymptotics for reaction-diffusion in random media. Probability and mathematical physics, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, pp 1–40, 2007, [8]), we had already considered the model treated here and had studied fully the regimes where the law of large numbers is satisfied and where the fluctuations are Gaussian, but we had left open the regime of stable fluctuations. Our work is based on a spectral approach centered on the classical theory of rank-one perturbations. It illustrates the gradual emergence of the role of the higher peaks of the environments. This approach also allows us to give the delicate exact asymptotics of the normalizing constants needed in the stable limit law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbability and Analysis in Interacting Physical Systems - In Honor of S.R.S. Varadhan, 2016
EditorsPeter Friz, Wolfgang König, Chiranjib Mukherjee, Stefano Olla
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)9783030153373
StatePublished - 2019
EventConference in Honor of the 75th Birthday of S.R.S. Varadhan, 2016 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Aug 15 2016Aug 19 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017


ConferenceConference in Honor of the 75th Birthday of S.R.S. Varadhan, 2016


  • Principal eigenvalue
  • Random walk
  • Rank one perturbation theory
  • Stable distributions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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