# XIII Symposium on Probability and Stochastic ProcessesBox-Ball System: Soliton and Tree Decomposition of Excursions

XIII Symposium on Probability and Stochastic Processes: Box-Ball System: Soliton and Tree... [We review combinatorial properties of solitons of the Box-Ball system introduced by Takahashi and Satsuma (J Phys Soc Jpn 59(10):3514–3519, 1990). Starting with several definitions of the system, we describe ways to identify solitons and review a proof of the conservation of the solitons under the dynamics. Ferrari et al. (Soliton decomposition of the box-ball system (2018). arXiv:1806.02798) proposed a soliton decomposition of a configuration into a family of vectors, one for each soliton size. Based on this decompositions, the authors (Ferrari and Gabrielli, Electron. J. Probab. 25, Paper No. 78–1, 2020) propose a family of measures on the set of excursions which induces invariant distributions for the Box-Ball System. In the present paper, we propose a new soliton decomposition which is equivalent to a branch decomposition of the tree associated to the excursion, see Le Gall (Une approche élémentaire des théorèmes de décomposition de Williams. In: Séminaire de Probabilités, XX, 1984/85, vol. 1204, pp. 447–464. Lecture Notes in Mathematics. Springer, Berlin (1986)). A ball configuration distributed as independent Bernoulli variables of parameter λ < 1∕2 is in correspondence with a simple random walk with negative drift 2λ − 1 and having infinitely many excursions over the local minima. In this case the soliton decomposition of the walk consists on independent double-infinite vectors of iid geometric random variables (Ferrari and Gabrielli, Electron. J. Probab. 25, Paper No. 78–1, 2020). We show that this property is shared by the branch decomposition of the excursion trees of the random walk and discuss a corresponding construction of a Geometric branching process with independent but not identically distributed Geometric random variables.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

# XIII Symposium on Probability and Stochastic ProcessesBox-Ball System: Soliton and Tree Decomposition of Excursions

Part of the Progress in Probability Book Series (volume 75)
Editors: López, Sergio I.; Rivero, Víctor M.; Rocha-Arteaga, Alfonso; Siri-Jégousse, Arno
45 pages      