Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 317, Issue 2, pp 363–380

Endpoint Distribution of Directed Polymers in 1 + 1 Dimensions


  • Gregorio Moreno Flores
    • Department of MathematicsUniversity of Wisconsin
    • Department of MathematicsUniversity of Toronto
  • Daniel Remenik
    • Department of MathematicsUniversity of Toronto
    • Departamento de Ingeniería MatemáticaUniversidad de Chile

DOI: 10.1007/s00220-012-1583-z

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Moreno Flores, G., Quastel, J. & Remenik, D. Commun. Math. Phys. (2013) 317: 363. doi:10.1007/s00220-012-1583-z


We give an explicit formula for the joint density of the max and argmax of the Airy2 process minus a parabola. The argmax has a universal distribution which governs the rescaled endpoint for large time or temperature of directed polymers in 1+1 dimensions.

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