|Greg Lawler is the George Wells Beadle Distinguished Service Professor in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Chicago after previously holding positions at Duke and Cornell Universities. He received his BA in 1976 from the University of Virginia and his PhD in mathematics from Princeton University in 1979.
His research is in fine properties of random walk and Brownian motion with an emphasis on problems arising in statistical physics. His books include "Intersections of Random Walks," "Introduction to Stochastic Processes," "Conformally Invariant Processes in the Plane," and (with V. Limic) "Random Walk: A Modern Introduction." He was a co-founder of the "Electronic Journal of Probability" and has served as editor-in-chief of "Annals of Probability" and an editor of the "Journal of the American Mathematical Society."
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a co-recipient of the 2006 George Polya prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the 2019 Wolf Prize in Mathematics.