Department of         Mathematical Sciences Events People Colloquia and Seminars Conferences Centers Positions Areas of Research About the Department Alumni Math Colloquium Dapeng Zhan Gibbs Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Yale University Title: Reversibility and duality of SLE Abstract: Stochastic Loewner evolution (SLE) introduced by Oded Schramm is a breakthrough in studying the scaling limits of many two-dimensional lattice models from statistical physics. In this talk, I will discuss the proofs of the reversibility conjecture and duality conjecture about SLE. The proofs of these two conjectures use the same idea, which is to use a coupling technique to lift local couplings of two SLE processes that locally commute with each other to a global coupling. And from the global coupling, we can clearly see that the two conjectures hold.Date: Monday, February 9, 2009Time: 5:00 pmLocation: Doherty Hall A310