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Nationality  English
Role  Mathematician
Doctoral students  Jose Palacios
Fields  Mathematics
Name  David Aldous

David Aldous
Born  13 July 1952 (age 63) (1952-07-13)
Institutions  University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater  University of Cambridge
Notable awards  Loeve Prize (1993) Rollo Davidson Prize (1980)
Awards  Loeve Prize, Rollo Davidson Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society
Similar People  Persi Diaconis, Yuval Peres, Michel Loeve, Bernd Sturmfels

Doctoral advisor  David J. H. Garling
Education  University of Cambridge

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David John Aldous, FRS (born 13 July 1952) is a mathematician known for his research on probability theory and its applications, in particular in topics such as exchangeability, weak convergence, Markov chain mixing times, the continuum random tree and stochastic coalescence. He entered St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1970 and received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 1977 under his advisor, D. J. H. Garling. Since 1979 Aldous has been on the faculty at University of California, Berkeley.


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He was awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in 1980, the Loève Prize in 1993, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. In 2004, Aldous was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.


  • Aldous, David (1989). Probability approximations via the Poisson clumping heuristic. Applied Mathematical Sciences. 77. New York: Springer-Verlag. pp. xvi+269. ISBN 0-387-96899-7. MR 969362. 
  • Papers

  • Aldous, David, "Deterministic and stochastic models for coalescence (aggregation and coagulation): a review of the mean-field theory for probabilists". Bernoulli 5 (1999) pp. 3–48.
  • Aldous, David, "Exchangeability and related topics". Lecture Notes in Math., 1117 (1985) pp 1–198. Springer, Berlin.
  • References

    David Aldous Wikipedia