Green Family Lecture Series, Public Lecture: “Drawing Pictures at Random” by Wendelin Werner

June 6, 2013

The lecture

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics invites you to attend the 2013 Green Family Lectures featuring Wendelin Werner, University of Paris-Sud and ETH Zurich.

Public Lecture: “Drawing Pictures at Random”

Thursday, June 6, 2013
5:00 PM
1425 Physics & Astronomy Building
Reception to follow


Drawing Pictures at Random
Thursday, June 6, 2013

The goal of this lecture will be to give an introduction to angle-preserving transformations (the so-called conformal transformations) and their connections to random fractal curves in the plane. In particular, the presentation will describe the random curves known as Schramm-Loewner Evolutions, which were introduced by Oded Schramm in 1999. They appear in various natural settings and have been the subject of numerous research works.

No mathematical background is needed.