Universal Random Structures in 2D

Multi-colored circles of various sizes all inside of a larger circle.

Circle packing of the corresponding triangulation. The colors indicate the order in which the green, space-filling path visits the edges of the triangulation. (Image courtesy of Jason Miller. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2015



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This graduate-level course introduces students to some fundamental 2D random objects, explains how they are related to each other, and explores some open problems in the field.

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Scott Sheffield. 18.177 Universal Random Structures in 2D. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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