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Kevin Ford

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Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
304 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

Prime number theory, divisor theory, random permutations, arithmetic functions, probabilistic number theory, comparative prime number theory, sieve theory, Riemann zeta function.


Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Mathematics

I am an editor of Research in Number Theory (

I am an editor of the Bulletin and Journal of the London Mathematical Society (

Recent Publications

Banks, W., Ford, K., & Tao, T. (2023). Large prime gaps and probabilistic models. Inventiones Mathematicae, 233(3), 1471-1518.

Ford, K., Green, B., & Koukoulopoulos, D. (2023). Equal sums in random sets and the concentration of divisors. Inventiones Mathematicae, 232(3), 1027-1160.

Ford, K. (2022). Cycle Type of Random Permutations: a Toolkit. Discrete Analysis, 2022, Article 9.

Ford, K., Kutzarova, D., & Shakan, G. (2022). Explicit RIP matrices: an update. Acta Mathematica Hungarica, 168(2), 509-515.

Ford, K. (2022). Joint Poisson distribution of prime factors in sets. Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 173(1), 189-200.

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