Richard Timothy Durrett

Richard Timothy Durrett
  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor 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

Mode, C. J., et al. “Applications of stochastic processes in biology and medicine.” International Journal of Stochastic Analysis, vol. 2013, Apr. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1155/2013/790625. Full Text

Durrett, R. “Cancer modeling: A personal perspective.” Notices of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 60, no. 3, Mar. 2013, pp. 304–09. Scopus, doi:10.1090/noti953. Full Text

Durrett, R. “Population genetics of neutral mutations in exponentially growing cancer cell populations.” Annals of Applied Probability, vol. 23, no. 1, Feb. 2013, pp. 230–50. Scopus, doi:10.1214/11-AAP824. Full Text

Chatterjee, S., and R. Durrett. “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, vol. 123, no. 2, Jan. 2013, pp. 561–78. Scopus, doi:10.1016/ Full Text

Cox, J. T., et al. “Voter model perturbations and reaction diffusion equations.” Asterisque, no. 349, Jan. 2013, pp. 1–127.

Danesh, Kaveh, et al. “A branching process model of ovarian cancer..” J Theor Biol, vol. 314, Dec. 2012, pp. 10–15. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.08.025. Full Text

Durrett, Rick, and Daniel Remenik. “Evolution of dispersal distance..” Journal of Mathematical Biology, vol. 64, no. 4, Mar. 2012, pp. 657–66. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00285-011-0444-2. Full Text

Durrett, Richard, et al. “Graph fission in an evolving voter model..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 109, no. 10, Mar. 2012, pp. 3682–87. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1200709109. Full Text

Chatterjee, S., and R. Durrett. “Asymptotic behavior of Aldous' gossip process.” Annals of Applied Probability, vol. 21, no. 6, Dec. 2011, pp. 2447–82. Scopus, doi:10.1214/10-AAP750. Full Text

Durrett, R., and D. Remenik. “Brunet-derrida particle systems, free boundary problems and wiener-hopf equations.” Annals of Probability, vol. 39, no. 6, Nov. 2011, pp. 2043–78. Scopus, doi:10.1214/10-AOP601. Full Text