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On the sphericity of scaling limits of random planar quadrangulations

Grégory Miermont, Fondation des Sciences Mathématiques de Paris

We give a new proof of a theorem by Le Gall and Paulin, showing that scaling limits of random planar quadrangulations are homeomorphic to the 2-sphere. The main geometric tool is a reinforcement of the notion of Gromov-Hausdorff convergence, called 1-regular convergence, that preserves topological properties of metric surfaces.

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Pages: 248-257

Published on: May 4, 2008

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