Institute of Mathematics


Modul:   MAT971  Stochastische Prozesse

Metastability of the contact process on evolving scale-free networks

Prof. Dr. Peter Mörters talk

Speaker invited by: Prof. Dr. Jean Bertoin

Date: 20.03.19  Time: 17.15 - 19.00  Room: Y27H12

We study the contact process in the regime of small infection rates on scale-free networks evolving by stationary dynamics. A parameter allows us to interpolate between slow (static) and fast (mean-field) network dynamics. For two paradigmatic classes of networks we investigate transitions between phases of fast and slow extinction and in the latter case we analyse the density of infected vertices in the metastable state. The talk is based on joint work with Emmanuel Jacob (ENS Lyon) and Amitai Linker (Universidad de Chile).