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# Louigi Addario-Berry : Slowdown of the front for branching Brownian motion with decay of mass

Consider a standard branching Brownian motion whose particles have varying mass. At time t, if a total mass m of particles have distance less than one from a fixed particle x, then the mass of particle x decays at rate m. The total mass increases via branching events: on branching, a particle of mass m creates two identical mass-m particles. One may define the front of this system as the point beyond which there is a total mass less than one (or beyond which the expected mass is less than one). This model possesses much less independence than standard BBM. Nonetheless, it is possible to prove that (in a rather weak sense) the front is at distance ~ c t^{1/3} behind the typical BBM front.

**Category**: Probability**Duration**: 01:44:36**Date**: November 12, 2015 at 4:25 PM**Views**: 112-
**Tags:**seminar, Probability Seminar

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