A Hsu–Robbins–Erdős strong law in first-passage percolation

Daniel Ahlberg
2015 Annals of Probability  
Large deviations in the context of first-passage percolation was first studied in the early 1980s by Grimmett and Kesten, and has since been revisited in a variety of studies. However, none of these studies provides a precise relation between the existence of moments of polynomial order and the decay of probability tails. Such a relation is derived in this paper, and is used to strengthen the conclusion of the shape theorem. In contrast to its one-dimensional counterpart - the
more » ... e Hsu-Robbins-Erd\H{o}s strong law - this strengthening is obtained without imposing a higher-order moment condition.
doi:10.1214/14-aop926 fatcat:me2oimwwxfhwbm3vpp5yp4vpke