Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club
|Date:||April 13, 2009|
|Title:||"Capture of the lamb: Diffusing predators seeking a diffusing prey"|
|Reference:|| "Capture of the Lamb: Diffusing predators seeking a diffusing prey" by S. Redner and P. L. Krapivsky. [Am. J. Phys.] [ arXiv:cond-mat.stat-mech]
Abstract : " We study the capture of a diffusing ``lamb'' by diffusing ``lions'' in one dimension. The capture dynamics is exactly solvable by probabilistic techniques when the number of lions is very small, and is tractable by extreme statistics considerations when the number of lions is very large. However, the exact solution for the general case of three or more lions is still not known. "