Cours de l'IHES­­ 2016-2017

Equivalence of Liouville quantum gravity and the Brownian map (1/4)

by Prof. Jason MILLER (Université de Cambridge & IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois-Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette

Over the past few decades, two natural random surface models have emerged within physics and mathematics. The first is Liouville quantum gravity, which has roots in string theory and conformal field theory. The second is the Brownian map, which has roots in planar map combinatorics.  


We show that the Brownian map is equivalent to Liouville quantum gravity with parameter $\gamma=\sqrt{8/3}$.  


Based on joint work with Scott Sheffield.

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