Conformally Invariant Random Geometry on Riemannian Manifolds of Even Dimension
Karl-Theodor Sturm (Universität Bonn)
MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
We construct and study conformally invariant, log-correlated Gaussian random fields on compact Riemannian manifolds of general even dimension uniquely defined through its covariance kernel given as inverse of the Graham-Jenne-Mason-Sparling (GJMS) operator. The corresponding Gaussian Multiplicative Chaos is a generalization to the n-dimensional case of the celebrated Liouville Quantum Gravity measure in dimension two. Finally, we study the Polyakov–Liouville measure on the space of distributions on M induced by the copolyharmonic Gaussian field, providing explicit conditions for its finiteness and computing the conformal anomaly.