In this paper we address the question of finding the point which maximizes the pth moment of the exit time of planar Brownian motion from a given domain. We present a geometrical method for excluding parts of the domain from consideration which makes use of a coupling argument and the conformal invariance of Brownian motion. In many cases the maximizing point can be localized to a relatively small region. Several illustrative examples are presented.
- exit time
- Planar Brownian motion