B. Rider, VIGRE Postdoc
Please note: B. has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.  Contact Info:
 Office Hours:
 Wednesdays 57
 Education:
 B.S Mathematics, MIT 1995
Ph.D. Mathematics, Courant Institute 2000
 Research Interests: Probability/ Mathematical Physics
I'm interested in asymptotic problems related
to physics, or Large Deviation type questions.
Right now I think mostly about
Random Matrix models.
The grand hope is to do something interesting
related to local structure without
relying on the orthogonal polynomial technology.
Towards this I try to focus on the nonHermitian
and beta not equal to two settings.
 Representative Publications
(More Publications)
 Brownian Motion with Restoring Drift: Microcanonical Ensemble and Thermodynamic Limit,
Communications in Math Physics, (231) 463480, (2002).
[ps]
 On the $\infty$Volume Limit of Focussing Cubic Schr{\"o}dinger,
Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, (55) 12311248 (2002).
[ps]
 A Limit Theorem at the edge of a nonHermitian Random Matrix Ensemble,
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General (36) 34013409 (2003).
[ps]
 with Shmuel Friedland and Ofer Zeitouni, Concentration of Permanent Estimators for Certain Large Matrices,
Annals of Applied Probability
(Accepted, 0) [ps]
 Deviations from the Circular Law,
Probability Theory and Related Fields
(Accepted, 0) [ps]
