Symmetrized models of last passage percolation and non-intersecting lattice paths
Peter J Forrester, Eric M Rains
JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2007
It has been shown that the last passage time in certain symmetrized models of directed percolation can be written in terms of averages over random matrices from the classical groups U(l), Sp(2l) and O(l). We present a theory of such results based on non-intersecting lattice paths, and integration techniques familiar from the theory of random matrices. Detailed derivations of probabilities relating to two further symmetrizations are also given. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.