Alexei Borodin is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studies problems on the interface of representation theory and probability that link to combinatorics, random matrix theory, and integrable systems. His most recent work carries over the ideas and techniques of the theory of symmetric functions to solvable lattice models of statistical physics.
During his stay at Radcliffe, Borodin is continuing his study of integrable probability, hoping to broaden a bridge between representation theoretic structures on one end and probabilistic systems on the other one. He is also looking for new applications of the algebraic techniques to interacting particle systems and randomly growing interfaces.
Borodin, who earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, won the Line and Michel Loeve International Prize in Probability and the Henri Poincaré Prize in mathematical physics in 2015. His prior work has been recognized with prizes from the European Mathematical Society and the Moscow Mathematical Society.