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Laurence Field

Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Email: laurence.field@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 56710
Office: Room 3.46, CBE Bld (26C)

Research areas

Probability theory; Stochastic processes; Conformal invariance; Statistical physics.


Laurence Field is a Lecturer of Statistics. His research interests lie in probability theory, stochastic processes, conformal invariance and statistical physics. Laurence has been working on aspects of the Schramm–Loewner evolution, including geometrical estimates of its behaviour in specific domains. He also examines Brownian motion and related measures on planar curves including Brownian excursion measures and loop measures, which have played a key role in the theory of conformal invariance. Laurence’s research has appeared in leading journals including Electronic Journal of Probability.

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Research publications

L. S. Field and G. F. Lawler, Escape probability and transience for SLE. Electronic Journal of Probability 20 (2015), no. 10, 1–14. 

L. S. Field and G. F. Lawler, Reversed radial SLE and the Brownian loop measure. Journal of Statistical Physics 150 (2013), no. 6, 1030–1062.



Current Teaching:

STAT1003 Statistical Techniques

Previous Teaching at ANU:

STAT2001/6039/6013 Introductory/Principles of Mathematical Statistics


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