Scott Sheffield

Leighton Family Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact Information
Office: 2-249
Email: last name at

Mailing address
Department of Mathematics
MIT, 2-249
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Research Interests
Probability, mathematical physics, game theory

MIT Probability Seminar: Mondays, 4:15

Some current/former PhD advisees
Tom Alberts, Morris Ang , Ewain Gwynne, Nina Holden, Sungwook Kim, Oren Louidor, Minjae Park, Joshua Pfeffer, Xin Sun, Sam Watson, Menglu Wang, Catherine Wolfram, Pu Yu

COVID notes
Optimal control for low-prevalence SEIR and advantages of intermittent strategies

MIT Online Probability Seminar

Notes/references from recent graduate topics course (which can serve as an overview of my current research directions)

Quanta Magazine article (a journalistic account of recent research)

Jason Miller's page on quantum gravity and QLE (some cool pictures)

Math major in love, a song I wrote as an undergraduate (which illustrates how little my life has changed since then...)

MIT Center for Statistics