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### Flooding a cycle digraph via chip-firing: $n^{k-1} + n^{k-2} + \cdots + 1$ bound (a Norway 1998-99 problem generalized)

Let $k > 1$ and $n$ be positive integers. Let $\mathbb{N} = \left\{0,1,2,\ldots\right\}$. Let $D$ be a digraph which has exactly $k$ vertices $v_0$, $v_1$, ..., $v_{k-1}$ and exactly $k$ arcs $v_0 ...

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### Duration and critical groups order in sandpile models and chip firing games

The famous chip firing game (which is closely related to sandpile models) goes like this:
Place chips at the vertices of a graph. REPEATEDLY: If a vertex $v$ of
degree $d_{v}$ has at least ...

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### Sandpile group corresponding to Abelian group

How we can prove each finite Abelian group is the sandpile group for some graph ?

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### Local structure in the stochastic sandpile model

Here's a question that came up at the recent AIM conference on chip-firing and generalizations.
The stochastic sandpile model, I think originally due to Manna, is a stochastic process that (in one ...

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### What is the graphical version of the circle parking story?

The classical parking function story is as follows: we have cars $v_1,\ldots,v_n$ who approach a line of spaces marked $0,\ldots,n-1$ in order. Each car $v_i$ has space preference $a_i$. A car will ...

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### What is the sandpile torsor?

Let G be a finite undirected connected graph. A divisor on G is an element of the free abelian group Div(G) on the vertices of G (or an integer-valued function on the vertices.) Summing over all ...

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### Abelian sandpile models

This question is about a popular probabilistic model on graphs studied in physics, mostly, for the standard lattice in ${\mathbb R}^n$ but also on other graphs (this model is of the same spirit as ...