George Wells Beadle Distinguished Service Professor Greg Lawler received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1979 and has been with the University of Chicago since 2006, in the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and the College.
Professor Lawler's research includes random walks and continuous analogues (Brownian motion and diffusions) with a special emphasis on processes arising in statistical physics such as self-avoiding random walk, loop-erased random walk (uniform spanning trees), and percolation; Conformally invariant quantities such as Schramm-Loewner evolution (SLE), Gaussian free field (GFF), and loop measures in two dimensions.
In 2005, Lawler became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lawler received the 2006 SIAM George Pólya Prize. In 2013, he was named to the National Academy of Sciences. He was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematics in 2018 and in 2019, he recieved the Wolf Prize in Mathematics.
He is the author of a number of books, including Introduction to Stochastic Processes. His e-book Stochastic Calculus: an Introduction with Applications is used in FINM 34510: Introduction to Stochastic Calculus.