Conformal welding in Liouville quantum gravity: recent results and applications

Nina Holden, New York University
Fine Hall 224

Liouville quantum gravity (LQG) is a natural model for a random fractal surface with origin in the physics literature. A powerful tool in the study of LQG is conformal welding, where multiple LQG surfaces are combined into a single LQG surface. The interfaces between the original LQG surfaces are typically described by variants of the random fractal curves known as Schramm-Loewner evolutions (SLE). We will present a few recent conformal welding results for LQG surfaces and their applications, which range from SLE and LQG to planar maps and random permutations. Based on joint works with Ang and Sun, with Lehmkuehler, and with Borga, Sun and Yu.