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dc.contributor.advisorSly, Allan
dc.contributor.authorLin, Ricky
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we discuss connections between discrete and continuous random trees and how we can use that relationship to derive results about the asymptotics of a uniformly distributed random surface. Using Galton-Watson trees as our model for random discrete trees, we show their contour functions converge to a Brownian excursion. We then introduce real trees as a model for continuous trees and show that discrete trees converge in the Gromov-Hausdorff sense to a continuum real tree. Next, we discuss how putting label functions on discrete trees creates a bijection between random labeled trees and random planar maps, which can viewed as a discrete random surface. Finally, we use the scaling limit of random trees and this bijection to describe a uniformly distributed random surface called a Brownian map and present some properties about it
dc.titleOn the Scaling Limits of Random Planar Trees and Maps
dc.typePrinceton University Senior Theses
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