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Sunil Chhita

Associate Professor, Probability

PhD Brown University

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Associate Professor, Probability in the Department of Mathematical SciencesMCS3025+44 (0) 191 33 43086


Research Summary

I am interested in probability theory and statistical mechanics, in particular the dimer model, the six vertex model and alternating sign matrices. Recently, I have been studying the rough-smooth transition, a transition between exponential and polynomial decay of correlations, which appears naturally in the two-periodic Aztec diamond. More recently, I have been looking at fluctuations appearing frozen-unfrozen interface in the alternating sign matrices. 

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 interests

  • Statistical mechanics and probability

Research groups

  • Probability

Awarded Grants

  • 2020: Dimers and Interaction(£770628.00 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
  • 2019: PiNE: Probability In the North East(£988.09 from The London Mathematical Society)
  • 2018: Probability in the North East (PiNE) 2018/19(£1500.00 from The London Mathematical Society)


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