Benjamin McKenna

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I am a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at MSRI. My research is in probability, specifically random matrices and the geometry of high-dimensional random functions.

In spring 2022, I will be on a Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation grant at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, under the supervision of László Erdős. Starting fall 2022, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, under the supervision of Horng-Tzer Yau.

In May 2021, I received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Courant Institute, New York University, advised by Gérard Ben Arous and Paul Bourgade. My thesis is here. Previously, I was an undergraduate at The University of Chicago.

My email is mckenna (at) Here is my CV.