A specialist in probability theory, stochastic processes and partial differential equations, Jeremy Quastel has been at the University of Toronto since 1998.
A native of Canada, he studied at McGill University, then the Courant Institute at New York University where he completed his PhD in 1990 under the direction of S.R.S. Varadhan. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research
Institute in Berkeley, then was a faculty at UCDavis until he returned to Canada in 1998. His research is on the large scale behaviour of interacting particle systems and stochastic partial differential equations, recently concentrating on the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class, where he and collaborators discovered the first exact solutions of the KPZ equation, the polymer endpoint distribution, and, more recently the general solution of the model TASEP, and through it the fixed point of the universality class.
He was a Sloan Fellow in 1996-98, an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Hyderabad 2010,
gave the Current Developments in Mathematics 2011 and St. Flour 2012 lectures, and was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics in
Aalborg 2012. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the incoming Chair of the Mathematics Department at the University of Toronto.
KPZ survey article
KPZ survey talk