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**Richard Timothy Durrett** is an American mathematician known for his research and
books on mathematical probability theory, stochastic processes and their
application to mathematical ecology and population genetics.

Richard Timothy Durrett | |
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Education | Emory University Stanford University |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Statistics Mathematics |

Institutions | UCLA Cornell University Duke University |

Thesis | Conditioned Limit Theorems for Some Null Recurrent Markov Processes (1976) |

Doctoral advisor | Donald Iglehart |

Doctoral students | Claudia Neuhauser Rodrigo Bañuelos |

He received his BS and MS at Emory University in 1972 and 1973 and his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1976 under advisor Donald Iglehart. From 1976 to 1985 he taught at UCLA. From 1985 until 2010 was on the faculty at Cornell University, where his students included Claudia Neuhauser. Since 2010, Durrett has been a professor at Duke University.

He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2007.^{[1]} In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[2]}

Durrett is the founder of the Cornell Probability Summer Schools.

- Durrett, R.
*Probability. Theory and examples*. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA (1991). 453 pp. ISBN 0-534-13206-5 ; 4th edition, 2010^{[3]} - Durrett, R.
*Probability models for DNA sequence evolution*. Springer-Verlag, New York (2002). 240 pp. ISBN 0-387-95435-X ; 2nd edition, 2008 - Durrett, R.
*Stochastic Calculus: A Practical Introduction*. CRC Press (1996). 341 pp. ISBN 0-8493-8071-5 - Durrett, R.
*Random Graph Dynamics*. Cambridge University Press (2006). 222 pp. ISBN 0-521-86656-1

- Durrett, R. (1988). "Crabgrass, measles and gypsy moths: An introduction to modern probability" (PDF).
*Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society*.**18**(2): 117–144. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1988-15625-X. ISSN 0273-0979. - Durrett, R.; Levin, S. (1994). "The Importance of Being Discrete (and Spatial)".
*Theoretical Population Biology*.**46**(3): 363–394. doi:10.1006/tpbi.1994.1032. ISSN 0040-5809. (This article has over 1100 citations.)

- Personal Home Page at Duke University.
- Cornell Probability Summer Schools.