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#### Local time flow related to skew Brownian motion

(Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2001-10)

We define a local time flow of skew Brownian motions, i.e., a family of solutions to the stochastic differential equation defining the skew Brownian motion, starting from different points but driven by the same Brownian motion. We prove several results on distributional and path properties of the flow. Our main result is a ...

#### Shy Couplings

(2005)

A pair (X; Y) of Markov processes is called a Markov coupling if X and Y have the same transition probabilities and (X;Y) is a Markov process. We say that a coupling is "shy" if there exists a (random) [Epsilon] > 0 such that dist(X [subscript] t; Y [subscript] t) > [Epsilon] for all t [is greater than or equal to] 0. We ...

#### Weak convergence of reflecting Brownian motions

(Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1998-05-23)

We will show that if a sequence of domains D [subscript] k increases to a domain D then the reflected Brownian motions in D [subscript] k's converge to the reflected Brownian motion in D, under mild technical assumptions. Our theorem follows easily from known results and is perhaps known as a "folk law" among the specialists ...

#### Censored stable processes

(Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2003-09)

We present several constructions of a "censored stable process" in an open set D [is an element of the subset] R [to the power of] n, i.e., a
symmetric stable process which is not allowed to jump outside D. We address the question of whether the process will approach the boundary of D in a finite time—we give sharp conditions ...

#### Coalescence of synchronous couplings

(Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2002-08)

We consider a pair of reflected Brownian motions in a Lipschitz planar domain starting from different points but driven by the same Brownian motion. First we construct such a pair of processes in a certain weak sense, since it is not known whether a strong solution to the Skorohod equation in Lipschitz domains exists. Then ...

#### The heat equation in time dependent domains with insulated boundaries

(Academic Press (Elsevier), 2004-10)

The paper studies, among other things, two types of possible singularities of the solution to the heat equation at the boundary of a moving domain. Several explicit results on "heat atoms" and "heat singularities" are given.

#### Stochastic differential equations driven by stable processes for which pathwise uniqueness fails

(North-Holland (Elsevier), 2004-05)

Let Z [subscript] t be a one-dimensional symmetric stable process of order [alpha] with [alpha is an element of the set] (0, 2) and consider the stochastic differential equation
dX [subscript] t = [omega] (X [subscript] t−)dZ [subscript]t.
For [beta] < 1 [divided by alpha] ^ 1, we show there exists a function that is ...

#### Uniqueness for reflecting Brownian motion in lip domains

(Elsevier, 2005-03)

A lip domain is a Lipschitz domain where the Lipschitz constant is strictly less than one. We prove strong existence and pathwise uniqueness for the solution X = {X [subscript] t, t [is less than or equal to] 0} to the Skorokhod equation dX [subscript] t = dW [subscript] t + n(X [subscript] t)dL [subscript] t, in planar lip ...

#### Synchronous couplings of reflected Brownian motions in smooth domains

(2005)

For every bounded planar domain D with a smooth boundary, we define a "Lyapunov exponent" [Lambda](D) using a fairly explicit formula. We consider two reflected Brownian motions in D, driven by the same Brownian motion (i.e., a "synchronous coupling"). If [Lambda] (D) > 0 then the distance between the two Brownian particles ...

#### Traps for Reflected Brownian Motion

(Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2005-08-16)

Consider an open set D [is an element of the set] R [The set of Real Numbers] [superscript]d, d [is greater than or equal to] 2, and a closed ball B [is a proper subset of] D. Let E[superscript]xT[subscript]B denote the expectation of the hitting time of B for reflected Brownian motion in D starting from x [is an element of ...