Richard Timothy Durrett

Richard Timothy Durrett
  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of Graduate Studies of Mathematics
External address: 105 Physics Building, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Internal office address: Dept Of Math, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Phone: (919) 660-6970

Research Areas and Keywords

Biological Modeling
population genetics, selective sweeps, stepping stone models, interacting particle systems, contact processes, spatial ecological models, cancer modeling, tumor heterogeneity
probability, stochastic processes, random graphs, dynamics on networks, dynamics of networks
Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1976

Durrett, R, Mytnik, L, and Perkins, E. "Competing super-Brownian motions as limits of interacting particle systems." Electronic Journal of Probability 10 (2005).

Schweinsberg, J, and Durrett, R. "Random partitions approximating the coalescence of lineages during a selective sweep." Annals of Applied Probability 15.3 (2005): 1591-1651. Full Text

Blasiak, J, and Durrett, R. "Random Oxford graphs." Stochastic Processes and their Applications 115.8 (2005): 1257-1278. Full Text

Zähle, I, Cox, JT, and Durrett, R. "The stepping stone model. II: Genealogies and the infinite sites model." Annals of Applied Probability 15.1 B (2005): 671-699. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Schweinsberg, J. "Power laws for family sizes in a duplication model." Annals of Probability 33.6 (2005): 2094-2126. Full Text

York, TL, Durrett, RT, Tanksley, S, and Nielsen, R. "Bayesian and maximum likelihood estimation of genetic maps." Genetical Research 85.2 (2005): 159-168. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Levin, SA. "Can stable social groups be maintained by homophilous imitation alone?." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 57.3 (2005): 267-286. Full Text

Sainudiin, R, Durrett, RT, Aquadro, CF, and Nielsen, R. "Microsatellite mutation models: Insights from a comparison of humans and chimpanzees." Genetics 168.1 (2004): 383-395. Full Text

Schmidt, D, and Durrett, R. "Adaptive evolution drives the diversification of zinc-finger binding domains." Molecular Biology and Evolution 21.12 (2004): 2326-2339. Full Text

Durrett, R, Nielsen, R, and York, TL. "Bayesian Estimation of Genomic Distance." Genetics 166.1 (2004): 621-629. Full Text