Luke Peilen


peilen_photo PhD Candidate       
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University
Office: 609 Warren Weaver Hall

e-mail: lkp279 [at] nyu [dot]

About Me

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student at Courant, working under the supervision of Sylvia Serfaty. My work has been previously supported by the NSF GRFP. My research interests are primarily in probability theory and analysis, with particular interest in random matrix theory and models arising from statistical physics. Most recently, I have been looking at the local statistical behaviors of log and Riesz gases.

Starting this fall I will be a Research Assistant Professor in the mathematics department at Temple University.


Courant_Logo 2018 - present
New York University

In progress: Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

Yale University
Master of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, cum laude


Promoting inclusive mathematical communities is an essential part of my mathematical practice, particularly in regards to working towards making academic spaces more inclusive of historically marginalized groups within mathematics. I have been actively involved with the DEI Reading Group at the Courant Institute; for information on our activities and some previous articles and discussion topics, please see this link.