# Lecture notes on the Gaussian Free Field

Wendelin Werner, Ellen Powell

Wendelin Werner, Ellen Powell

**9/4/20**Published in : arXiv:2004.04720

The Gaussian Free Field (GFF) in the continuum appears to be the natural generalisation of Brownian motion, when one replaces time by a multidimensional continuous parameter. The goal of these lecture notes is to describe some aspects of the continuum GFF and of its discrete counterpart defined on lattices, with the aim of providing a gentle self-contained introduction to some recent developments on this topic, such as the relation between the continuum GFF, Brownian loop-soups and the Conformal Loop Ensembles CLE(4).

This is an updated and expanded version of the notes written by the first author for graduate courses at ETH Zürich. The exercises that are interspersed in the first half of these notes mostly originate from the exercise sheets prepared by the second author for this course in 2018.