|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Master|
|Effective date (Start):||February 01, 2013|
|Effective date (End):||January 31, 2015|
|Field of knowledge:||Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Probability and Statistics - Probability|
|Principal researcher:||Pablo Martin Rodriguez|
|Grantee:||Karina Bindandi Emboaba de Oliveira|
|Home Institution:||Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil|
We consider an interacting particle system model introduced by Coletti, Rodríguez and Schinazi (2012) to represent the spread of a rumor by agents on the d-dimensional integer lattice. We study the arguments used to obtain sufficient conditions under which the rumor either becomes extinct or survives with positive probability. This involves the study of particle systems and percolation theory.