Christopher Janjigian will join the Department of Mathematics


Christopher Janjigian will join the Department of Mathematics as a new tenure-track assistant professor in August 2020.

He received a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Lake Forest College in 2010 and then attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison for graduate studies, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2016 under the direction of Benedek Valkó. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratoire de Probabilité et Modèles Aléatoires at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7). From 2017 through 2020, he was a postdoctoral assistant professor in the stochastics group at the University of Utah.

Professor Janjigian's research interests are primarily focused on problems in probability theory which are motivated by statistical physics. His recent work has focused on the structure of models in the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class and in particular on the structure of infinite volume measures and infinite geodesics in directed polymer and percolation models.