UBC Math Department Colloquium: Nina Holden

  • Date: 12/04/2020
  • Time: 15:00
Lecturer(s):
Nina Holden, ETH Zurich (will move to NYU)
Location: 

University of British Columbia

Topic: 

Conformal embedding of random planar maps

Description: 

A random planar map is a canonical model for a discrete random surface which is studied in probability, combinatorics, mathematical physics, and geometry. Liouville quantum gravity is a canonical model for a random 2d Riemannian manifold with roots in the physics literature. After introducing these objects, I will present a joint work with Xin Sun where we prove convergence of random planar maps to Liouville quantum gravity under a discrete conformal embedding which we call the Cardy embedding.