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Conformally invariant scaling limits


Speaker: Oded Schramm, Microsoft Research
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Tue, May 8 2007, 4:10PM

Many random two-dimensional systems appear to exhibit conformal invariance in large scales. Until recently, there was no proof or explanation for this apparent conformal invariance (except in the case of Brownian motion). I will describe these random systems, explain some of the recent insights, and show how conformal invariance is instrumental in the understanding of these systems.

Refreshments will start at 3:45 in MSB 1147. Dinner will follow the Colloquium.