Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Probability, Representation Theory
Vadim Gorin joined the mathematics faculty as Assistant Professor in January 2015. He first came to MIT as a CLE Moore Instructor in 2012. In 2011, he earned his PhD in mathematics from Utrecht University, under the direction of Grigori Olshanski, Erik P. van den Ban, and Alexander Gnedin. He became a candidate of sciences in mathematics at Moscow State University, under the direction of Grigori Olshanksi and Boris Gurevich.
Vadim Gorin works on asymptotic representation theory, studying various properties of representations of groups linked into series — such as unitary groups, orthogonal groups, or symmetric groups — as the rank tends to infinity. In a related work on mathematical statistical mechanics and probability theory, Gorin focuses on 2-D lattice models, random matrices, and interacting particle systems.
In 2014, Professor Gorin received the Prize of the Moscow Mathematical Society, and in 2016 the Sloan Research Fellowship.