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Liouville Brownian motion

Nathanael Berestycki (University of Cambridge)

Abstract: I will introduce and discuss a canonical notion of Brownian motion in the random geometry of Liouville quantum gravity, called Liouville Brownian motion. I will explain the construction and discuss some of its basic properties, for instance related to its heat kernel and to the time spent in the thick points of the Gaussian Free Field. Time permitting I will also discuss a derivation of the KPZ formula based on the Liouville heat kernel.  Joint work with C. Garban. R. Rhodes and V. Vargas.