Ewain Gwynne

I am an associate professor at the University of Chicago. I also hold a Clay research fellowship and a junior research fellowship at Trinity college. Prior to coming to Chicago I was a postdoc at the University of Cambridge.

I got my Ph.D from MIT in 2018, advised by Scott Sheffield. Previously, I was an undergraduate student at Northwestern University.

I am interested in probability theory, particularly random curves and surfaces which arise in statistical mechanics. Topics I have worked on include Schramm-Loewner evolution, Liouville quantum gravity, random planar maps, first passage percolation, and Brownian surfaces.

Here is a non-technical summary of my research aimed at an audience with some scientific background, not necessarily in math.

I am a co-organizer of the online seminar Random Geometry and Statistical Physics.

I am also co-organizing a workshop on random geometry and statistical physics at UPenn from Oct. 28-30, 2022.

Contact Information

Office: Ryerson 360D

Email: ewain at uchicago.edu

Here is a link to my CV: CV


Expository works

Harmonic balls

Random permutations

Loewner evolution with complex driving function

Critical and supercritical Liouville quantum gravity metric

Subcritical Liouville quantum gravity metric

Distances in random planar maps and Liouville quantum gravity

Random walk/conformal embeddings of random planar maps

Percolation on random planar maps

Self-avoiding walk on random planar maps

Fractal properties of SLE/LQG

Peanosphere convergence/mating-of-trees bijections

First passage percolation

Undergraduate papers