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

Molofsky, J, Durrett, R, Dushoff, J, Griffeath, D, and Levin, S. "Local frequency dependence and global coexistence." Theoretical Population Biology 55.3 (June 1999): 270-282. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Perkins, EA. "Rescaled contact processes converge to super-Brownian motion in two or more dimensions." Probability Theory and Related Fields 114.3 (June 1, 1999): 309-399. Full Text

Durrett, R, Granovsky, BL, and Gueron, S. "The Equilibrium Behavior of Reversible Coagulation-Fragmentation Processes." Journal of Theoretical Probability 12.2 (January 1, 1999): 447-474. Full Text

Durrett, R. "Stochastic Spatial Models." Siam Review 41.4 (January 1999): 677-718. Full Text

Kruglyak, S, Durrett, RT, Schug, MD, and Aquadro, CF. "Equilibrium distributions of microsatellite repeat length resulting from a balance between slippage events and point mutations." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95.18 (September 1998): 10774-10778. Full Text

"ERRATUM." Theoretical Population Biology 53.3 (June 1998): 284-284. Full Text

Durrett, R, Cox, JT, and Bramson, M. "A spatial model for the abundance of species." The Annals of Probability 26.2 (April 1998): 658-709. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Levin, S. "Spatial aspects of interspecific competition." Theoretical Population Biology 53.1 (1998): 30-43. Full Text

Chen, Z-Q, Durrett, R, and Ma, G. "Holomorphic diffusions and boundary behavior of harmonic functions." The Annals of Probability 25.3 (July 1997): 1103-1134. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Levin, S. "Allelopathy in Spatially Distributed Populations." Journal of Theoretical Biology 185.2 (March 1997): 165-171. Full Text