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Biography

Ivan Zachary Corwin is a professor of mathematics at Columbia University.

His research concerns probability, mathematical physics, quantum integrable systems, stochastic PDEs, and random matrix theory. He is particularly known for work related to the Kardar–Parisi–Zhang equation.

Corwin was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 2006 receiving an A.B. in Mathematics, and subsequently received his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute at New York University under direction of Gerard Ben Arous. He held the first Schramm Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship at Microsoft Research, New England and MIT from 2012-2014, was a Clay Research Fellow from 2012-2016, and held the first Poincare Chair in 2014 at the Institute Henri Poincare. Corwin has taught at Columbia University since 2013.