Xin Sun, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Xin Sun will join he Department of Mathematics at Columbia University as a postdoctoral researcher. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the direction of Professor Scott Sheffield. Prior to MIT, he received a B.S. in mathematics from Peking University.

Sun is interested in probability theory and mathematical physics. His recent work focuses on understanding the large-scale behavior of two-dimensional discrete objects ​such as​​​​ percolation, spanning tree and planar maps​,​​ through universal ​continuum objects ​such as Schramm-Loewner evolution, Gaussian free field and Liouville quantum gravity​.​

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