NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Mathematics
pfeffer [at] math.columbia.edu
I completed my PhD at MIT in May 2020, supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and advised by Scott Sheffield. I graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with an A.B. and A.M. in May 2015. My research focuses on probability theory and mathematical physics. I study random curves and surfaces (e.g. Schramm-Loewner evolution, Liouville quantum gravity) that arise as scaling limits of natural discrete models and link to statistical mechanics and conformal field theory. CV
Publications and Preprints
TalksUniversity of Chicago Probability Seminar, January 2020.
Teaching AssistantshipsFundamentals of Statistics, MIT, Spring 2018.