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

Aristotelous, AC, and Durrett, R. "Chemical evolutionary games." Theoretical population biology 93 (May 2014): 1-13. Full Text

Durrett, R, Liggett, T, and Zhang, Y. "The contact process with fast voting." Electronic Journal of Probability 19.0 (2014). Full Text

Durrett, R. "Spatial evolutionary games with small selection coefficients." Electronic Journal of Probability 19.0 (2014). Full Text

Shi, F, Mucha, PJ, and Durrett, R. "Multiopinion coevolving voter model with infinitely many phase transitions." Physical Review E 88.6 (December 2013). Full Text

Chatterjee, S, and Durrett, R. "A first order phase transition in the threshold θ≥2 contact process on random r-regular graphs and r-trees." Stochastic Processes and Their Applications 123.2 (February 2013): 561-578. Full Text

Durrett, R. "Population genetics of neutral mutations in exponentially growing cancer cell populations." The Annals of Applied Probability 23.1 (February 2013): 230-250. Full Text

Durrett, R. "Cancer modeling: A personal perspective." Notices of the American Mathematical Society 60.3 (2013): 304-309. Full Text

Mode, CJ, Durrett, R, Klebaner, F, and Olofsson, P. "Applications of stochastic processes in biology and medicine." International Journal of Stochastic Analysis 2013 (2013). Full Text

Varghese, C, and Durrett, R. "Phase transitions in the quadratic contact process on complex networks." Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 87.6 (2013). Full Text

Danesh, K, Durrett, R, Havrilesky, LJ, and Myers, E. "A branching process model of ovarian cancer." Journal of Theoretical Biology 314 (December 2012): 10-15. Full Text