Morris Ang will be a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics at Columbia University, working with Professor Julien Dubedat. He is completing his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the guidance of Professor Scott Sheffield. Previously, he completed a B.S. in mathematics and a M.S. in statistics at Stanford University.
Ang is interested in probability theory and mathematical physics, and studies random geometric objects satisfying conformal symmetries such as Schramm-Loewner evolution and Liouville quantum gravity. His thesis explores the interplay between conformal field theories and random curves and surfaces, and proves a number of conjectures arising from string theory and quantum gravity. His current research focuses on the moduli of random surfaces.