We consider a continuous-time random walk on a regular tree of finite depth and study its favorite points among the leaf vertices. We prove that, for the walk started from a leaf vertex and stopped upon hitting the root, as the depth of the tree tends to infinity the maximal time spent at any leaf converges, under suitable scaling and centering, to a randomly-shifted Gumbel law. The random shift is characterized using a derivative-martingale-like object associated with the square-root local-time process on the tree.
Venue: Sala de Multiusos 1, Primer Piso, Facultad de Matemáticas (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago)
Speaker: Oren Louidor
Affiliation: Technion, Israel
Coordinator: Avelio Sepúlveda