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

Durrett, R. "Cancer Modeling: A Personal Perspective." Notices of the American Mathematical Society 60.03 (March 1, 2013): 304-304. 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

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

Durrett, R, Gleeson, JP, Lloyd, AL, Mucha, PJ, Shi, F, Sivakoff, D, Socolar, JES, and Varghese, C. "Graph fission in an evolving voter model." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109.10 (March 6, 2012): 3682-3687. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Remenik, D. "Evolution of dispersal distance." Journal of Mathematical Biology 64.4 (2012): 657-666. Full Text

Chatterjee, S, and Durrett, R. "Asymptotic behavior of Aldous’ gossip process." The Annals of Applied Probability 21.6 (December 2011): 2447-2482. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Remenik, D. "Brunet-derrida particle systems, free boundary problems and wiener-hopf equations." Annals of Probability 39.6 (November 1, 2011): 2043-2078. Full Text

Chatterjee, S, and Durrett, R. "Persistence of activity in threshold contact processes, an “Annealed approximation” of random Boolean networks." Random Structures & Algorithms 39.2 (September 2011): 228-246. Full Text

Durrett, R, Foo, J, Leder, K, Mayberry, J, and Michor, F. "Intratumor heterogeneity in evolutionary models of tumor progression." Genetics 188.2 (June 2011): 461-477. Full Text