Critical branching Brownian motion with absorption: survival probability

Abstract : We consider branching Brownian motion on the real line with absorption at zero, in which particles move according to independent Brownian motions with the critical drift of $-\sqrt{2}$. Kesten (1978) showed that almost surely this process eventually dies out. Here we obtain upper and lower bounds on the probability that the process survives until some large time $t$. These bounds improve upon results of Kesten (1978), and partially confirm nonrigorous predictions of Derrida and Simon (2007).
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Julien Berestycki, Nathanael Berestycki, Jason Schweinsberg. Critical branching Brownian motion with absorption: survival probability. 2012. ⟨hal-00766307⟩



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