School Seminars and Colloquia

Does the extinction distribution determine the offspring distribution in Galton-Watson processes?

Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics

by Daniel Tokarev

Institution: MASCOS, Mathematics & Statistics Dept, The University of Melbourne
Date: Thu 30th July 2009
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Old Geology Theatre 2

Abstract: This curious question is related to a broader question of when a function is uniquely determined by its values on a set of points. This leads us to some classical and modern results in analysis, including Identity theorem, Muentz's theorem and some final observations of Feller. The talk will be largely elementary and self-contained with only a little under graduate analysis and probability assumed.

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