Vivian Olsiewski Healey

L.E. Dickson Instructor
Department of Mathematics
University of Chicago

My mentor at UChicago is Greg Lawler.

I organize the UChicago Probability and Statistical Physics Seminar.

Contact Information

E-mail: vhealey "at"
Office: Eckhart 116


My research is in analysis and probability, with a focus on Schramm-Loewner Evolution (SLE) and the deterministic Loewner equation. I particularly like problems with links to statistical physics, including those involving random maps, random matrix theory, and superprocesses. Here's a link to my CV.

I got my PhD from Brown in 2017, and my advisor was Govind Menon.


N-Sided Radial Schramm-Loewner Evolution (with Gregory F. Lawler). Preprint.

Loewner Evolution with Branching and the Dyson Superprocess (with Govind Menon) in preparation. Preprint available by request.

Stochastic canonical heights (with Wade Hindes), J. Number Theory, 201 (2019):228-256.

Here's a link to my Thesis.


Spring 2020 (also Spring 2019): Introduction to Mathematical Probability (STAT 25100)

Fall 2019 (also Fall 2017 & 2018): Abstract Linear Algebra (MATH 20250)

Winter & Spring 2018: Analysis in R^n, part 2 (MATH 20400)

Accessibility note

My office is a few steps down off the main first floor hallway in Eckhart. If you would like to meet but are unable to use the stairs, please do not hesitate to email me so that we can find an alternate accessible location.