Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 129, Issue 5–6, pp 1055–1080 | Cite as

Fluctuation Properties of the TASEP with Periodic Initial Configuration

  • Alexei Borodin
  • Patrik L. Ferrari
  • Michael Prähofer
  • Tomohiro Sasamoto


We consider the joint distributions of particle positions for the continuous time totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP). They are expressed as Fredholm determinants with a kernel defining a signed determinantal point process. We then consider certain periodic initial conditions and determine the kernel in the scaling limit. This result has been announced first in a letter by one of us (Sasamoto in J. Phys. A 38:L549–L556, 2005) and here we provide a self-contained derivation. Connections to last passage directed percolation and random matrices are also briefly discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexei Borodin
    • 1
  • Patrik L. Ferrari
    • 2
  • Michael Prähofer
    • 2
  • Tomohiro Sasamoto
    • 3
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Chiba UniversityChibaJapan

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