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LARGE DEVIATIONS FOR DIFFUSIONS INTERACTING THROUGH THEIR RANKS
Author AMIR DEMBO (Stanford University)
Homepage Url http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~adembo/
Coauthors MYKHAYLO SHKOLNIKOV, S. R. SRINIVASA VARADHAN, OFER ZEITOUNI
Abstract We prove a Large Deviations Principle (LDP) for systems of diffusions (particles) interacting through their ranks, when the number of particles tends to infinity. We show that the limiting particle density is given by the unique solution of the approriate McKean-Vlasov equation and that the corresponding cumulative distribution function evolves according to the porous medium equation with convection. The large deviations rate function is provided in explicit form. This is the first instance of a LDP for interacting diffusions, where the interaction occurs both through the drift and the diffusion coefficients and where the rate function can be given explicitly. In the course of the proof, we obtain new regularity results for a certain tilted version of the porous medium equation.
Abstract Url http://arxiv.org/pdf/1211.5223v1.pdf