Richard Kenyon


Richard W. Kenyon (born 1964) is an American mathematician known for his contributions in combinatorics and probability theory. He is the Erastus L. DeForest Professor of Mathematics at Yale University.

Richard W. Kenyon
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Richard Kenyon in Berkeley, California, 1994
Born (1964-02-27) February 27, 1964 (age 58)
Alma materRice University
Princeton University
AwardsLoève Prize (2007) , Rollo Davidson Prize (2001)
Scientific career
InstitutionsYale University
Doctoral advisorWilliam Thurston

Kenyon graduated from Rice University and then earned his PhD under supervision of William Thurston at Princeton University.[1] He won the Rollo Davidson Prize in 2001 and the Loève Prize in 2007. In 2014 Kenyon was chosen as a Simons Investigator and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2018, he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro.


  1. ^ "Richard W. Kenyon's CV" (PDF). Brown University.

External linksEdit

  • Website at Yale University
  • "Dimers and integrability - Richard Kenyon". YouTube. Institute for Advanced Study. August 12, 2016.
  • "Limit shapes and their analytic parameterizations – Richard Kenyon – ICM2018". YouTube. Rio ICM2018. October 17, 2018.
  • "Richard Kenyon: "On the 5-Vertex Model"". YouTube. Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM). July 27, 2020.