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Sunil Chhita, PhD Brown University

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1H Course Director, Associate Professor, Probability in the Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Research Summary

I am interested in probability theory and statistical mechanics, in particular the dimer model. More recently, I have been studying the so-called liquid-gas transition which naturally appears for domino tilings of the two-periodic Aztec diamond.

Research Groups

Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • Probability & Statistics: Probability
  • Probability and Statistics

Research Interests

  • Statistical mechanics and probability

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Chhita, Sunil & Toninelli, Fabio Lucio (2019). A (2 + 1)-dimensional anisotropic KPZ growth model with a smooth phase. Communications in Mathematical Physics 367(2): 483-516.
  • Beffara, Vincent, Chhita, Sunil & Johansson, Kurt (2018). Airy Point Process at the liquid-gas boundary. Annals of Probability 46(5): 2973-3013.
  • Chhita, Sunil, Ferrari, Patrik L. & Spohn, Herbert (2018). Limit distributions for KPZ growth models with spatially homogeneous random initial conditions. The Annals of Applied Probability 28(3): 1573-1603.
  • Chhita, Sunil & Johansson, Kurt (2016). Domino statistics of the two-periodic Aztec diamond. Advances in Mathematics 294: 37-149.
  • Chhita, Sunil & Young, Benjamin (2014). Coupling functions for domino tilings of Aztec diamonds. Advances in Mathematics 259: 173-251.

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