Samuel Watson

Samuel Watson
Director of Graduate Studies

Biography

Sam’s research in mathematical probability focuses on the interplay between discrete and continuous random geometry. He studies the convergence of random planar graphs outfitted with natural combinatorial structures to a fractal random surface called Liouville quantum gravity. He has worked on fractional Gaussian fields, which serve to model random behavior in fields as diverse as cosmology, image processing, and agriculture. He has also used his expertise in modeling probabilistic phenomena to contribute to a variety of projects with scientists in other disciplines.