Office Location: | 133 Physics Bldg |

Office Phone: | (919) 660-2816 |

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Web Page: | http://www.math.duke.edu/~rider |

**Office Hours:**- Wednesdays 5-7

**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 non-Hermitian and beta not equal to two settings.

**Representative Publications***Brownian Motion with Restoring Drift: Micro-canonical Ensemble and Thermodynamic Limit*, Communications in Math Physics, (231) 463-480, (2002). [ps]*On the $\infty$-Volume Limit of Focussing Cubic Schr{\"o}dinger*, Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, (55) 1231-1248 (2002). [ps]*A Limit Theorem at the edge of a non-Hermitian Random Matrix Ensemble*, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General (36) 3401-3409 (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]