## Noah Forman

Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington

**Email:**
nforman (at) uw [dot] edu

**Office:**
Padelford C-414

**Office hours** (Fall '18): 10AM-12PM, Tuesdays, in Smith Hall room 313

### Useful links

### Teaching

Fall 2018 - TA for Math 394: Probability I.
Spring 2018 - Math 426: Measure theory.

Fall 2017 - Math 394: Probability I.

Spring 2017 - Math 324: Advanced multivariable calculus.

Winter 2017 - Math 582G: Continuum random trees.
### Research

I study combinatorial stochastic processes: combinatorial topics and methods, within probability theory. Here is a link to my research statement. In particular, I have worked on:
- continuum random trees,
- exchangeability,
- path transformations and decompositions, and
- fluctuations and excursions of Lévy processes.

I have an ongoing project, in collaboration with Soumik Pal, Doug Rizzolo, and Matthias Winkel, to resolve a 1999 conjecture of David Aldous regarding the existence a continuum-tree-valued diffusion with certain properties. This project includes the following papers, preprints, and works in progress:
Here is a cool simulation of a process involved in the Aldous diffusion construction. The simulation was created by Rey Chou, Alex Forney, and Chengning Li, under the supervision of myself and Gerandy Brito.
### Background

I earned a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Oberlin College in May of 2008, with highest honors in mathematics. I completed a Ph.D. in mathematics at the UC Berkeley in December of 2013, supervised by Jim Pitman. My dissertation studied a path transformation and fluctuations of random walks and Brownian motion. From 2014-2016 I worked with Matthias Winkel at Oxford, studing stochastic processes on the space of continuum trees.

University of Washington

Department of Mathematics

Box 354350

Seattle, WA 98195-4350