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Ewain Gwynne

Ewain Gwynne obtained his PhD in 2018 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Scott Sheffield. Since then he has held the Herschel Smith Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, and is a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College Cambridge.

Gwynne is a remarkably productive and ingenious researcher with broad interests across probability, especially conformal probability, Schramm-Loewner evolution, Liouville quantum gravity, and random geometry in dimension 2. He has already made landmark contributions to these areas, often developing collaborations with other leading talents in the field. For example, he made breakthroughs with Ding on the fractal dimension of Liouville quantum gravity, with Miller on self-avoiding walks and percolation interfaces on random planar maps, and with Sun on the Fortuin-Kasteleyn model on random planar maps.

Ewain has been appointed as a Clay Research Fellow for a term of four years beginning 1 July 2019. He will be based at the University of Cambridge.