Rick Timothy Durrett

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

Ward, R, and Durrett, R. "Subfunctionalization: How often does it occur? How long does it take?." Theoretical Population Biology 66.2 (2004): 93-100. Full Text

Durrett, R. "Shuffling Chromosomes." Journal of Theoretical Probability 16.3 (2003): 725-750. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Limic, V. "Rigorous results for the NK model." Annals of Probability 31.4 (2003): 1713-1753. Full Text

Calabrese, P, and Durrett, R. "Dinucleotide repeats in the drosophila and human genomes have complex, length-dependent mutation processes." Molecular Biology and Evolution 20.5 (2003): 715-725. Full Text

Cox, JT, and Durrett, R. "The stepping stone model: New formulas expose old myths." Annals of Applied Probability 12.4 (2002): 1348-1377. Full Text

Buttel, LA, Durrett, R, and Levin, SA. "Competition and Species Packing in Patchy Environments." Theoretical Population Biology 61.3 (2002): 265-276. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Limic, V. "A surprising poisson process arising from a species competition model." Stochastic Processes and their Applications 102.2 (2002): 301-309. Full Text

Durrett, R, Kesten, H, and Limic, V. "Once edge-reinforced random walk on a tree." Probability Theory and Related Fields 122.4 (2002): 567-592. Full Text