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Iterating Brownian motions, ad libitum

Research paper by Nicolas Curien, Takis Konstantopoulos

Indexed on: 16 Dec '11Published on: 16 Dec '11Published in: Mathematics - Probability



Abstract

Let B_1,B_2, ... be independent one-dimensional Brownian motions defined over the whole real line such that B_i(0)=0. We consider the nth iterated Brownian motion W_n(t)= B_n(B_{n-1}(...(B_2(B_1(t)))...)). Although the sequences of processes (W_n) do not converge in a functional sense, we prove that the finite-dimensional marginals converge. As a consequence, we deduce that the random occupation measures of W_n converge towards a random probability measure \mu_\infty. We then prove that \mu_\infty almost surely has a continuous density which must be thought of as the local time process of the infinite iteration of independent Brownian motions.