Abstract: We introduce the interacting particle system called the asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP). This model has played a key role in the analysis of the KPZ equation and related KPZ universality. In this lecture we show how using ideas from mathematical physics (“Bethe Ansatz”) various exact results can be obtained. The lecture does not assume any familiarity with either ASEP or Bethe Ansatz.

Craig Tracy (Davis)Abstract: We introduce the interacting particle system called the asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP). This model has played a key role in the analysis of the KPZ equation and related KPZ universality. In this lecture we show how using ideas from mathematical physics (“Bethe Ansatz”) various exact results can be obtained. The lecture does not assume any familiarity with either ASEP or Bethe Ansatz.