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

Durrett, R, and Mayberry, J. "Traveling waves of selective sweeps." Annals of Applied Probability 21.2 (2011): 699-744. Full Text

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

Durrett, R, and Mayberry, J. "Evolution in predator–prey systems." Stochastic Processes and Their Applications 120.7 (July 2010): 1364-1392. Full Text

Durrett, R. "Some features of the spread of epidemics and information on a random graph." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107.10 (March 2010): 4491-4498. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Moseley, S. "Evolution of resistance and progression to disease during clonal expansion of cancer." Theoretical Population Biology 77.1 (February 2010): 42-48. Full Text

Durrett, R, Foo, J, Leder, K, Mayberry, J, and Michor, F. "Evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression with random fitness values." Theoretical Population Biology 78.1 (2010): 54-66. Full Text

Chatterjee, S, and Durrett, R. "Contact processes on random graphs with power law degree distributions have critical value 0." The Annals of Probability 37.6 (November 2009): 2332-2356. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Remenik, D. "Chaos in a spatial epidemic model." Annals of Applied Probability 19.4 (2009): 1656-1685. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Popovic, L. "Degenerate diffusions arising from gene duplication models." Annals of Applied Probability 19.1 (2009): 15-48. Full Text

Wu, F, Eannetta, NT, Xu, Y, Durrett, R, Mazourek, M, Jahn, MM, and Tanksley, SD. "A COSII genetic map of the pepper genome provides a detailed picture of synteny with tomato and new insights into recent chromosome evolution in the genus Capsicum." Theoretical and Applied Genetics 118.7 (2009): 1279-1293. Full Text