Gregory Lawler elected to National Academy of Sciences

UChicago mathematician Gregory Lawler has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research.

Lawler was among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries elected to the academy on April 30.


Lawler, a professor in mathematics and statistics, joined the UChicago faculty in 2006. His major fields of interest are probability and stochastic processes, and statistical physics.

He is the author or co-author of six books: Intersections of Random Walks (1991); Introduction to Stochastic Processes (1995, 2006); Lectures on Contemporary Probability (1999); Conformally Invariant Processes in the Plane (2005); Random Walk: A Modern Introduction (2010); and Random Walk and the Heat Equation (2010).

Lawler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a co-recipient of the George Pólya Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

He served as editor-in-chief of the Annals of Probability from 2006 to 2008 and was an editor of the Journal of the American Mathematical Society from 2009 to 2013. He co-founded the Electronic Journal of Probability in 1995 and served as its co-editor until 1999.

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