Professor of Mathematics
Richard Kenyon is the Erastus L. DeForest Professor of Mathematics at Yale University. His research is in the areas of statistical mechanics, probability, combinatorics and geometry, and in particular, he studies mathematical models of phase transitions. He comes to Yale from Brown University, where he was the William R. Kenan University Professor of Mathematics. Previously he held positions at CNRS at ENS-Lyon and Orsay and as a tier I Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University and B.A. at Rice University. Professor Kenyon was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014 and awarded a Simons Investigator Grant in 2014.