Office Location: | 121 Physics Bldg |

Office Phone: | (919) 660-2800 |

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Web Page: | http://www.math.duke.edu/~jose |

**Education:**- B.A. 1976 University of Virginia M.A. 1977 Princeton University Ph.D. 1979 Princeton University

**Research Interests:***Probability and Statistical Physics*The bulk of my research is on random walk and Brownian motion, especially questions arising from statistical physics. A number of questions are inspired by a desire to understand self-avoiding random walk and other random walks with constraints.

Most of my work in the last few years has been in relating critical exponents such as the intersection exponent and disconnection exponent to fractal properties of Brownian motion. In particular it has been shown that the Hausdorff dimension of the set of cut points for Brownian motion in two and three dimensions and the Hausdorff dimension of the outer boundary of planar Brownian motion can be described in terms of these exponents.

Recently, I have been working with Oded Schramm and Wendelin Werner investigating the limit of lattice models that possess certain conformal invariance properties in the continuum limit. This project has been produced a number of results, e.g., we have verified a conjecture of Mandelbrot that the Hausdorff dimension of the outer boundary of planar Brownian motion is 4/3.

**Current Ph.D. Students**- Michael Kozdron
- Christian Benes

**Recent Publications**- Gregory F. Lawler, Oded Schramm, and Wendelin Werner,
*On the scaling limit of planar self-avoiding walk*(Preprint, 0) [math.PR/0204277] - Gregory F. Lawler, Oded Schramm, and Wendelin Werner,
*Values of Brownian intersection exponents I: half-plane exponents*, Acta. Math. 187 (2001), 237--273 [math.PR/9911084] - Gregory F. Lawler, Oded Schramm, and Wendelin Werner,
*Values of Brownian intersection exponents II: plane exponents*, Acta Math. 187 (2001), 275--308 [math.PR/0003156] - Gregory F. Lawler, Oded Schramm, and Wendelin Werner,
*One-arm exponent for critical 2D percolation*, Electronic J. of Probability, 7 (2002), paper no. 2 [~ejpecp] - Gregory F. Lawler, Oded Schramm, and Wendelin Werner,
*Values of Brownian intersection exponents III: Two-sided exponents*, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincare' 38 (2002), pp 109--123 [math.PR/0005294]

- Gregory F. Lawler, Oded Schramm, and Wendelin Werner,