Aalto University, FI/ University of Bonn, DE, chaired by Daniel Valesin (Warwick)
Eveliina Peltola graduated in 2016 from the Department of Mathematics at Helsinki University with a thesis in Mathematical Physics, combining quantum groups and quantum field theory with random geometry. From 2016 to 2019, she worked as a postdoc at the University of Geneva in the group of Stanislav Smirnov. In 2021, she was appointed as a Bonn Junior Fellow professor at the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bonn. Since 2021, she combines this position with an assistant professorship at the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University. Eveliina recently received an ERC starting grant; moreover, she leads research groups that are supported by the Academy of Finland, resp. by the German Research Foundation.
Eveliina works at the crossroads of Mathematics and Physics, combining algebraic, geometric, and probabilistic methods to tackle questions related to conformal field theory, random geometry, and scaling limits. This involves, amongst others, conformal field theory, correlation functions, crossing probabilities, diagram algebras, Gaussian free field, integrable models, representation theory, Schramm-Loewner evolutions (SLE), quantum groups, and vertex operator algebras. She is particularly interested in understanding algebraic and geometric structures underlying critical random models and CFT.