Séminaire de probabilités et physique statistique de l'IHES

Some metric properties of 2-D Gaussian free field

by Prof. Subhajit Goswami (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


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

2-D Gaussian free field (GFF) is an intriguing mathematical object emerging in a wide range of contexts in probability theory and statistical physics. Several important properties of GFF have been explored. Among them are its various metric properties which have attracted a substantial amount of research in recent years. In this talk, we will discuss three of them, namely the Liouville FPP, the Liouville graph distance and an effective resistance metric. We will discuss the contexts in which they arise, state the current results, try to give rough sketches of the proofs and mention some open problems for future research. The content of this talk is based on joint works with Jian Ding and Marek Biskup.