Bang--Bang Principle

Oriented measures with continuous densities and the bang–bang principle, with C. Mariconda, J. Funct. Anal. 126 (1994), 476–505. PDF.
On bang–bang solutions of a control systemwith C. Mariconda, S.I.A.M. Jour. Control and Optimization 33 (1995), 554–567. PDF.
Oriented measureswith C. Mariconda, Jour. Math. Anal. Appl. 197 (1996), 925–944. PDF.
Chebyshev measures, with C. Mariconda, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 125 (1997), 3321–3329. PDF.
Two dimensional zonoids and Chebyshev measures, with S. Bianchini and C. Mariconda, Jour. Math. Anal. Appl. 211 (1997), 512–526. PDF.
Occurrence of gap for one-dimensional scalar autonomous functionals with one end point condition, with C. Mariconda,  preprint, 2022. PDF.

Genetic Algorithms

The dynamics of mutation–selection algorithms with large population sizes, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré 32 no.4 (1996), 455–508. PDF.
A new genetic algorithm, Annals of Applied Probab. 3 (1996), 778–817. PDF.
Asymptotic convergence of genetic algorithms, Adv. Appl. Prob. 30 (1998), 521–550. PDF.
Critical control of a genetic algorithm, preprint (2010). PDF.
The quasispecies regime for the simple genetic algorithm with ranking selection,  Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 369 (2017), 6017-6071. PDF
The quasispecies regime for the simple genetic algorithm with roulette-wheel selectionAdv. Appl. Prob.  49 (2017), 903-926. PDF


Critical population and error threshold on the sharp peak landscape for a Moran model, Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society  vol. 233 no. 1096 (2015), 91 pages. PDF.
Critical population and error threshold on the sharp peak landscape for the Wright-Fisher model, Ann. Applied Probab. 25 no. 4 (2015), 1936–1992. PDF.
The distribution of the quasispecies for a Moran model on the sharp peak landscape, with J. Dalmau, Stochastic Processes and Applications 126(6):1681-1709 (2016). PDF
Quasispecies on class-dependent fitness landscapes,
with J. Dalmau, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 78(6):1238-1258 (2016). PDF
A Markov chain representation of the Perron-Frobenius eigenvector, with J. Dalmau, Electronic Comm. Probab. 22, paper no. 52 (2017). PDF
The quasispecies for the Wright–Fisher model, with J. Dalmau, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 45:318-323 (2018). PDF.
A probabilistic proof of Perron's theorem,
with J. Dalmau, RMS 130 no. 2, 3-10 (2020) . PDF.
A basic model of mutations,
with M. Berger, ESAIM Probab. Stat. 24 (2020), 789-800. PDF.
Galton-Watson and branching process representations of the normalized Perron-Frobenius eigenvector, with J. Dalmau, ESAIM Probab. Stat. 23 (2019), 797-802. PDF.
The quasispecies distribution, with J. Dalmau, preprint (2016). PDF
The quasispecies equation and classical population models, with J. Dalmau, Probability Theory and Stochastic Modelling, Springer, 242 pages (2022).

The three dimensional polyominoes of minimal area, with L. Alonso, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 3 #R27 (1996). PDF.
Metastability of the three dimensional Ising model on a torus at very low temperatures, with G. Ben Arous, Electronic Journal of Probability 1 (1996), 1–55. PDF.
The exit path of a Markov chain with rare transitions, with O. Catoni, ESAIM:P&S 1 (1996), 95–144. PDF.
A d dimensional nucleation and growth model, with F. Manzo, Probab. Theory and Related Fields 155 no. 1-2 (2013), 427-449. PDF.
Nucleation and growth for the Ising model in d dimensions at very low temperatures, with F. Manzo, Ann. Probab. 41 no.6 (2013), 3697-3785. PDF
Rhythmic behavior of an Ising model with dissipation at low temperature, with P. Dai Pra, M. Formentin and D. Tovazzi, ALEA 18 (2021), 439-467. PDF.

Mean curvature motion

The initial drift of a 2D droplet at zero temperature, with S. Louhichi, Probab. Theory and Related Fields 137 (2007), 379–428. PDF.

Wulff crystal

Large deviations for i.i.d. random compact sets, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 2431–2436. PDF.
On the Wulff crystal in the Ising model, with A. Pisztora, Ann. Probab. 28 no.3 (2000), 945–1015. PDF.
Phase coexistence in Ising, Potts and percolation models, with A. Pisztora, Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Probab. Statist. 37 no. 6 (2001), 643–724. PDF.
The low temperature expansion of the Wulff crystal in the 3D Ising model, with R. Kenyon, Comm. Math. Phys. 222 no.1 (2001), 147–179. PDF.
The Wulff crystal in Ising and Percolation models, Lecture notes in Mathematics 1878, 264 pages, Springer-Verlag, 2006. PS with pictures. PS without pictures.
On the 2D Ising Wulff crystal near criticality, with R. Messikh, Ann. Probab. 38 no.1 (2010), 102-149. PDF.
The 2D Ising model near criticality: a FK percolation analysis, with R. Messikh, Probab. Theory and Related Fields 150 no. 1-2 (2011), 193-217. PDF.
A new look at the interfaces in percolation, with W. Zhou, ALEA 18 (2021), 1395-1439. PDF.
Dynamical coupling between Ising and FK percolation, with S. Louhichi, ALEA 17 (2020), 23-49. PDF.


The Hausdorff lower semicontinuous envelope of the length in the plane, Ann. Scuola Norm. Sup. Pisa Cl. Sci. (5) I (2002), 33–71. PDF.

Bernoulli percolation

Large deviations of the finite cluster shape for two–dimensional percolation in the Hausdorff and L1 metric, Journal of Theoretical Probability 13 no.2 (2000), 491-518. PDF.
Large deviations for three dimensional supercritical percolation, Astérisque 267, 177 pages, Société Mathématique de France, 2000. PS.
A lower bound on the two-arms exponent for critical percolation on the lattice, Ann.  Probab. 43 no.5 (2015), 2458-2480. PDF.
The travel time in a finite box in supercritical Bernoulli percolation, Electronic Communications in Probability 19 article 21 (2014). PDF.
Some toy models of self--organized criticality in percolation, with N. Forien, ALEA 19 (2022), 367--416 . PDF.
Cancellation of the anchored isoperimetric profile in bond percolation at p_c, with B. Dembin, Electronic Communications in Probability 25 article 2 (2020). PDF.
The time constant is Lipschitz continuous strictly above p_c, with B. Dembin, Ann.  Probab, 50 no.5 (2022), 1781-1812. PDF.

Bootstrap percolation

Finite size scaling in three dimensional bootstrap percolation, with E. Cirillo, Annals of Probab. 27 no.4 (1999), 1837–1850. PDF.
The threshold regime of finite volume bootstrap percolation, with F. Manzo, Stochastic Process. Appl. 101 (2002), 69–82. PDF.

First passage percolation

Upper large deviations for the maximal flow through a domain of Rd in first passage percolation, with M. Théret, Annals Applied Probability 21 no. 6 (2011), 2075–2108. PDF.
Lower large deviations for the maximal flow through a domain of Rd in first passage percolation, with M. Théret, Probab. Theory and Related Fields 150 no. 3 (2011), 635–661. PDF.
Law of large numbers for the maximal flow through a domain of Rd in first passage percolation, with M. Théret, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 363 no. 7 (2011), 3665-3702. PDF.
Maximal stream and minimal cutset for first passage percolation through a domain of Rd, with M. Théret, Annals of Probability 42, no 3 (2014), 1054-1120. PDF.
Weak shape theorem in first passage percolation with infinite passage times, with M. Théret, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré 52 no.3 (2016), 1351-1381. PDF.

Cramér's theory
On Cramér theory in infinite dimensions, Panoramas et Synthèses, 159 pages, vol. 23, Société Mathématique de France, 2007. PDF.
A short proof of Cramér’s theorem, with P. Petit, American Mathematical Monthly 118 no. 10 (2011), 925–931. PDF.
Cramér’s theorem for asymptotically decoupled fieldswith P. Petit, preprint (2011). PDF.

Random Walk

The random walk penalised by its range in dimensions~$d\geq 3$, with N. Berestycki, Annales Henri Lebesgue 4, 2021, 1-79. PDF.

Self-organized criticality

A Curie-Weiss Model of Self-Organized Criticality, with M. Gorny, Annals of Probability 44 no. 1 (2016), 444-478. PDF.
Some toys models of self-organized criticality in percolation, with N. Forien, ALEA 19, (2022), 367-416. PDF.

Curious inequalities

A Lower Bound on the Relative Entropy with Respect to a Symmetric Probability, with M. Gorny, Electronic Communications in Probability 20 article 5 (2015).PDF.
An Exponential Inequality for Symmetric Random Variables,with M. Gorny, American Mathematical Monthly 122 No. 8 (October 2015), 786-789. PDF.
A martingale minimax exponential inequality for Markov chains,  preprint, 2022. PDF.