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Probability and Combinatorics

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:30pm

Guillaume Remy

Columbia University


University of Pennsylvania

David Rittenhouse Lab A-1

Liouville theory is a fundamental example of a conformal field theory (CFT) first introduced in physics by A. Polyakov to describe a canonical random 2d surface. In recent years it has been rigorously studied using probabilistic techniques. In this talk we will study the integrable structure of Liouville CFT on a domain with boundary by proving exact formulas for its correlation functions. Our latest result is derived using conformal welding of random surfaces, in relation with the Schramm-Loewner evolutions. We will also discuss the connection with the conformal blocks of CFT which are fundamental functions determine by conformal invariance that underlie the exact solvability of CFT. Based on joint works with Morris Ang, Promit Ghosal, Xin Sun, Yi Sun and Tunan Zhu.