A determinantal formula for the GOE Tracy-Widom distribution

Patrik L. Ferrari, Herbert Spohn

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Investigating the long-time asymptotics of the totally asymmetric simple exclusion process, Sasamoto obtains rather indirectly a formula for the Tracy-Widom distribution for the Gaussian orthogonal ensemble. We establish that his novel formula indeed agrees with more standard expressions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L557-L561
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number33
StatePublished - 19 Aug 2005


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