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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 Location:  133 Physics Bldg
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2816
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 5-7

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   (More Publications)

  1. Brownian Motion with Restoring Drift: Micro-canonical Ensemble and Thermodynamic Limit, Communications in Math Physics, (231) 463-480, (2002). [ps]
  2. On the $\infty$-Volume Limit of Focussing Cubic Schr{\"o}dinger, Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, (55) 1231-1248 (2002). [ps]
  3. 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]
  4. with Shmuel Friedland and Ofer Zeitouni, Concentration of Permanent Estimators for Certain Large Matrices, Annals of Applied Probability (Accepted, 0) [ps]
  5. Deviations from the Circular Law, Probability Theory and Related Fields (Accepted, 0) [ps]
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