, Volume 140, Issue 1-2, pp 207-238
Date: 03 Mar 2007

Volume growth and heat kernel estimates for the continuum random tree

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In this article, we prove global and local (point-wise) volume and heat kernel bounds for the continuum random tree. We demonstrate that there are almost–surely logarithmic global fluctuations and log–logarithmic local fluctuations in the volume of balls of radius r about the leading order polynomial term as r → 0. We also show that the on-diagonal part of the heat kernel exhibits corresponding global and local fluctuations as t → 0 almost–surely. Finally, we prove that this quenched (almost–sure) behaviour contrasts with the local annealed (averaged over all realisations of the tree) volume and heat kernel behaviour, which is smooth.