Professor Martin Barlow FRS
Martin Barlow is noted for a variety of contributions to mathematical probability. His 1988 work with Ed Perkins on rigorous analysis of diffusions on fractals initiated a huge and continuing literature, creating an exciting interface between probability, mathematical analysis and geometry in areas such as Dirichlet forms and Harnack inequalities. Current work on random walks in irregular media promises similar impact.
His thesis work on the ‘expansion of filtrations’ remains relevant to contemporary mathematical finance; his precise analysis of continuity of local times for levy processes resolved longstanding open problems and stimulated work of others on Gaussian processes and local time.
Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
Interim Director, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Interest and expertise
Random walk, fractal, percolation, random walk in random environment