Baptiste Louf

Me in 2022


Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux
Bureau 313, bâtiment A33
351, cours de la Libération


I am a "Chargé de Recherche" CNRS at Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux.

Previously, I was a postdoc in Montréal (CRM, McGill and UQAM) and in the Probability and Combinatorics group of Uppsala University. I did my PhD at IRIF in the Combinatorics team where my advisor was Guillaume Chapuy. Here is my PhD manuscript, and the slides of the defense.

Research interests

I am interested in combinatorial and probabilistic aspects of discrete geometry. I mainly study combinatorial maps (that are graphs embedded on surfaces), but I also work with other families such as graphs, Hurwitz numbers and constellations. Part of my research also involves algebraic methods, in particular the KP/Toda hierarchies (integrable sets of differential equations) and characters of the symmetric group.

Articles and preprints

Talks (not up to date)

  • Annual meeting of the IMS, London
  • Combinatorics seminar, Kraków
  • Groups and dynamics seminar, UTexas
  • Geometry and topology seminar, UMichigan
  • Random geometry, CIRM, Marseille
  • 2021
  • Journées cartes, IRIF, Paris
  • Probability and combinatorics seminar, Uppsala (joint talk with Paul Thévenin)
  • Geometry and topology seminar, Uppsala
  • Combinatorics seminar, UPC, Barcelona
  • Séminaire combinatoire, LaBRI, Bordeaux
  • Journées cartes, CIRM, Marseille
  • 2020
  • Probability and combinatorics seminar, Uppsala
  • Séminaire combinatoire, IRIF, Paris
  • Séminaire combinatoire, ICJ, Lyon
  • Journées combinatoires de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
  • 2019
  • Journées cartes, Polytechnique
  • Séminaire combinatoire, IRIF, Paris
  • AofA, Marseille
  • Probabilités de demain, Paris Diderot
  • Séminaire combi du plateau de Saclay, Polytechnique
  • ALEA Young, Normandie
  • SLC, Curia (Portugal)
  • Journées Aléa, Marseille
  • 2018
  • Journées cartes, ENS, Paris
  • Séminaire combinatoire, IRIF, Paris
  • FPSAC 2018, Dartmouth College
  • Journées Aléa, Marseille