Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Jonathon Peterson

Committee Chair

Jonathon Peterson

Committee Member 1

Rodrigo Banuelos

Committee Member 2

Mark Daniel Ward

Committee Member 3

Nung Kwan Yip


We consider a one dimensional random walk in a random environment (RWRE) with a positive speed limn→∞ (Xn/) = υα > 0. Gantert and Zeitouni showed that if the environment has both positive and negative local drifts then the quenched slowdown probabilities P ω(Xn < xn) with x∈ (0,υα) decay approximately like exp{- n1-1/s} for a deterministic s > 1. More precisely, they showed that n -γ log Pω(Xn < xn) converges to 0 or -∞ depending on whether γ > 1 - 1/s or γ < 1 - 1/ s. In this paper, we improve on this by showing that n -1+1/s log P ω(Xn< xn) oscillates between 0 and -∞ , almost surely.

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