Tagged particle limit for a fleming-viot type system

Ilie Grigorescu, Min Kang

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We consider a branching system of N Brownian particles evolving independently in a domain D during any time interval between boundary hits. As soon as one particle reaches the boundary it is killed and one of the other particles splits into two independent particles, the complement of the set D acting as a catalyst or hard obstacle. Identifying the newly born particle with the one killed upon contact with the catalyst, we determine the exact law of the tagged particle as N approaches infinity. In addition, we show that any finite number of labelled particles become independent in the limit. Both results can be seen as scaling limits of a genome population undergoing redistribution present in the Fleming-Viot dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-331
Number of pages21
JournalElectronic Journal of Probability
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


  • Absorbing Brownian motio
  • Fleming-Viot
  • Propagation of chaos
  • Tagged particle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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