Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting archive

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Date Title Speaker(s)
2021
23 Jun 2021 Gene regulatory networks versus Neural networks and Bipartite Graphs: what we can learn on cellular (re)programming 
  • Alessia Annibale (King's College London)
16 Jun 2021 Dispersion in confined and fluctuating systems
  • David Dean (University of Bordeaux)
09 Jun 2021 Optimal Work Extraction and the Minimum Description Length Principle
  • Matteo Marsili (The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics)
02 Jun 2021 Self-Organized Lane Formation in Bidirectional Transport by Molecular Motors
  • Ludger Santen (University of Saarland)
26 May 2021 Socio-ecology of active matter: two experiments with fish
  • Tim Rogers (University of Bath)
19 May 2021 Eco-evolutionary dynamics of a fluctuating population in a switching environment
  • Mauro Mobilia (University of Leeds)
12 May 2021 Collective phenomena in oscillator networks
  • Antonio Politi (University of Aberdeen)
05 May 2021 RNA Polymerase interactions and elongation rate
  • Gunter M. Schütz (Institute of Biological Information Processing, Forschungszentrum Jülich )
21 Apr 2021 Population Dynamics in a Changing Environment: Random versus Periodic Switching
  • Michael Assaf (The Racah Institute of Physics)
14 Apr 2021 Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality in 1D exciton-polariton systems
  • Leonie Canet (University Grenoble Alpes)
07 Apr 2021 Macroscopic description of confined particles with repulsive interaction in equilibrium
  • Anupam Kundu (International centre for theoretical sciences, Bangalore)
31 Mar 2021 Phase separation in active systems: field theoretical description
  • Cesare Nardini ( CEA-Saclay, France)
24 Mar 2021 Non-equilibrium dynamics of exactly solvable cellular automata
  • Juan P. Garrahan (University of Nottingham )
17 Mar 2021 Informatic versus Thermodynamic Entropy Production in Active Systems
  • Michael Cates (DAMTP, Cambridge)
10 Mar 2021 Finite-time Landauer principle
  • Karel Proesmans (University of Luxembourg)
03 Mar 2021 Large Deviations at Level 2.5 for Random Walks in Random Media
  • Cécile Monthus (CNRS, CEA, Université Paris Saclay)
24 Feb 2021 [Note: starting time 10.30] Biophysical principles underlying chromosome organisation and transcription
  • Davide Marenduzzo
17 Feb 2021 Simulation of extremely rare ultra-fast non-equilibrium processes close to equilibrium
  • Alexander Hartmann (Universität Oldenburg, Institut für Physik)
10 Feb 2021 Analysing quantum large deviations using classical (unravelled) stochastic processes
  • Robert Jack (DAMTP, Cambridge)
03 Feb 2021 Stochastic Chemical Reaction Networks
  • Supriya Krishnamurthy (Fysikum, Stockholm University)
27 Jan 2021 Universal survival probability for a d-dimensional run-and-tumble particle
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud)
20 Jan 2021 Modeling of collective effects in human or molecular pedestrian flows
  • Cecile Appert-Rolland
13 Jan 2021 Active Brownian motion in two-dimensions under stochastic resetting
  • Urna Basu (S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India.)
2020
16 Dec 2020 Inhomogeneous exclusion processes and the efficiency of translation
  • Joachim Krug (Institute for Biological Physics, University of Cologne)
09 Dec 2020 Building Continuous Time Crystals from Rare Events
  • Carlos Perez Espigares (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
02 Dec 2020 Online seminar: Counting statistics for non-interacting fermions in a d-dimensional potential
  • Naftali Smith (LPTMS, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Universite Paris-Saclay, and Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris).)
25 Nov 2020 Online Seminar: Controlling active matter: From engines to biased ensembles
  • Étienne Fodor (University of Luxembourg)
18 Nov 2020 Online Seminar: Kinetically constrained models: universality results
  • Cristina Toninelli (Université Paris Dauphine)
11 Nov 2020 Online seminar: Perturbations and boundaries in flocking systems
  • Francesco Ginelli ( University of Insubria, Como, Italy.)
04 Nov 2020 Local: Kermack and McKendrick’s “Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics"
  • Richard Blythe
28 Oct 2020 An exact solution for a quasi-two-dimensional exclusion process
  • Arvind Ayyer (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
21 Oct 2020 Online Seminar: Statistical mechanics foundation of Weber-Fechner laws
  • Christian Maes (University of Leuven)
14 Oct 2020 First-order fluctuation-induced phase transitions to collective motion
  • Julien Tailleur (Université de Paris)
07 Oct 2020 Building a path-integral calculus: a covariant discretization approach
  • Vivien Lecomte (Université Grenoble-Alpes, France.)
30 Sep 2020 The many faces of the Fisher-KPP equation
  • Bernard Derrida (Collège de France, Paris, France.)
23 Sep 2020 TBD
  • Martin Evans
08 Jul 2020 Absolute Negative Mobility: can it take place in thermal equilibrium?
  • David Mukamel (Department of Physics of Complex Systems Weizmann Institute of Science Israel)
01 Jul 2020 Numerical computation and estimation of large deviations
  • Hugo Touchette (Stellenbosch University, Department of Mathematical Sciences)
24 Jun 2020 Flagellar length control in biflagellate eukaryotes: time-of-flight, shared pool, train traffic and cooperative phenomena
  • Debashish Chowdhury (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016, India)
17 Jun 2020 Bringing together two paradigms of non-equilibrium: Driven dynamics of aging systems
  • Peter Sollich (Universität Göttingen, Institut für Theoretische Physik)
10 Jun 2020 Dynamical Large Deviations of Reflected Diffusions
  • Johan du Buisson (Stellenbosch University, Department of Physics)
03 Jun 2020 Some exact results on continuous-time quantum walks
  • Kirone Mallick (CEA Saclay)
27 May 2020 On the largest eigenvalue of a random matrix: Tracy-Widom distribution, large deviations and third order phase transition.
  • Gregory Schehr (Université de Paris-Sud)
20 May 2020 Steady-state currents in active matter: origin and implications
  • Yariv Kafri (Technion)
13 May 2020 Speed-dispersion-induced alignment: A one-dimensional model inspired by swimming droplets experiments
  • Richard Blythe
29 Apr 2020 Will a large stable system be complex?
  • Pierpaolo Vivo (Dept of Mathematics, King's College London)
22 Apr 2020 Wrinkle patterns in active viscoelastic thin sheets
  • Rastko Sknepnek (University of Dundee)
08 Apr 2020 Current fluctuations in reset and run-and-tumble processes
  • Rosemary Harris (Queen Mary University of London)
01 Apr 2020 TBA
  • Ludovic Berthier (Universite de Montpellier)
18 Mar 2020 Current fluctuations in reset and run-and-tumble processes
  • Rosemary Harris (Queen Mary University of London)
26 Feb 2020 First passage times for (persistent) random walkers: a mystery
  • Richard Blythe
12 Feb 2020 Ribosome dynamics in mRNA translation under steady and non-steady state conditions
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
05 Feb 2020 Eoin's Operational Researcher Internship
  • Eoin Ó Laighléis
29 Jan 2020 New year startup & maximum displacement calculation
  • Matthew Metson
2019
11 Dec 2019 First-passage times of many persistent random walkers in higher dimensions
  • Matthew Metson
04 Dec 2019 Continuous-time quantum walks
  • Pablo Andres-Martinez (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
27 Nov 2019 Extreme value distributions: the “max-stable distribution” approach
  • Richard Blythe
20 Nov 2019 Breaking replica symmetry at two different temperatures
  • Peter Mottishaw
13 Nov 2019 Conference talks on turbulence and microswimmer collective behaviour
  • Viktor Skultety
  • James Hitchen
06 Nov 2019 The Hopfield model of neural networks
  • Francesco Cagnetta
23 Oct 2019 Dynamical fluctuations: a solved example R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • Emil Mallmin
16 Oct 2019 Dynamical fluctuation theory in a nutshell
  • Emil Mallmin
09 Oct 2019 RSB40 Conference update
  • Peter Mottishaw
25 Sep 2019 Temperature Interfaces in the Katz-Lebowitz-Spohn Driven Lattice Gas
  • Uwe Tauber (Virginia Tech)
26 Jun 2019 Phase-space geometry of reaction-diffusion dynamics
  • Fridtjof Brauns
15 May 2019 Date reserved
08 May 2019 A stochastic 3D polymer model of transcriptional dynamics in chromatin: variability, bursting and omnigenic effects
  • Davide Marenduzzo
01 May 2019 Date reserved
24 Apr 2019 Date reserved
17 Apr 2019 Fractons
  • Des Johnston (Heriot-Watt University)
10 Apr 2019 A Simple Introduction to Solvable Vertex Models and Integrable Quantum Spin Chains
  • Robert Weston (Heriot-Watt University)
03 Apr 2019 Creating a start-up business from your research - the story of Quorate Technology
13 Mar 2019 Martin TBC
  • Martin Evans
20 Feb 2019 Continuum solution of a many-filament Brownian ratchet
  • Anthony Wood
13 Feb 2019 The Kramers-Moyal expansion
  • Eoin Ó Laighléis
06 Feb 2019 The Blowtorch Theorem
  • Emil Mallmin
30 Jan 2019 The Lieb-Yngvason theory of thermodynamics
  • Emil Mallmin
23 Jan 2019 Wave solution of non-linear conservation laws II
  • Francesco Cagnetta
16 Jan 2019 Wave solution of non-linear conservation laws
  • Francesco Cagnetta
2018
19 Dec 2018 Replica symmetry breaking: the simplest example - Part 2
  • Peter Mottishaw
05 Dec 2018 Replica symmetry breaking: the simplest example
  • Peter Mottishaw
28 Nov 2018 Collective feeding in C. elegans nematode worms
  • Linus Schumacher (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, The University of Edinburgh)
21 Nov 2018 Response and Fluctuations in Climate Science
  • Valerio Lucarini (University of Reading)
14 Nov 2018 Conference dry run
  • Renato Assante
  • James Hitchen
07 Nov 2018 Pricing a financial derivative - the call option
  • Anthony Wood
31 Oct 2018 Kubo perturbation theory and Optical Properties of Materials
  • Valerio Lucarini (University of Reading)
24 Oct 2018 TASEP with dynamic defects
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
17 Oct 2018 Random energy model: Recap and replicas
  • Peter Mottishaw
10 Oct 2018 Saving Guinea Pigs with Survival Analysis
  • Ann Yellowlees (Quantics BioStatistics)
03 Oct 2018 Hopping particles, generating functions and the kernel method
  • Richard Blythe
26 Sep 2018 Group kick off meeting for 2018/19
  • Richard Blythe
20 Jun 2018 The random energy model: an introduction.
  • Peter Mottishaw
13 Jun 2018 Nonequilibrium summer school update
  • Emil Mallmin
06 Jun 2018 Predicting the geographical dynamics of language
  • James Burridge (University of Portsmouth)
30 May 2018 Conditioned random walks: Part II
  • Richard Blythe
23 May 2018 Finite size effects and replica symmetry breaking; what can we learn from exact results?
  • Peter Mottishaw
16 May 2018 Conditioned random walks
  • Richard Blythe
09 May 2018 Conference updates
  • Anthony Wood
  • Eoin Ó Laighléis
25 Apr 2018 Parameter estimation and all that - part III
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
18 Apr 2018 Parameter estimation and all that - Part II
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
28 Mar 2018 Conference updates
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
21 Mar 2018 Parameter estimation and all that
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
21 Feb 2018 Scale invariance and pattern formation in out-of-equilibrium interfaces
  • Francesco Cagnetta
14 Feb 2018 Temperature chaos and free energy landscapes
  • Peter Mottishaw
07 Feb 2018 Random walks and kernel methods
  • Anthony Wood
31 Jan 2018 Sticky Particles and Detailed Balance
  • Joshua Hellier
2017
13 Dec 2017 An introduction to interest rate modelling
06 Dec 2017 Introduction to information thermodynamics
  • Emil Mallmin
29 Nov 2017 Using Light to Control Bacteria
  • Aidan Brown
22 Nov 2017 A 1D model for supercoiling-dependent transcription
  • Davide Marenduzzo
15 Nov 2017 Interacting bosons in one dimension and their relation to the KPZ universality class.
  • Peter Mottishaw
08 Nov 2017 The physics of DNA supercoiling, and its relevance in DNA melting
  • Davide Marenduzzo
01 Nov 2017 Stochastic gene expression
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
25 Oct 2017 Richard and Peter - Conference updates
  • Richard Blythe
  • Peter Mottishaw
18 Oct 2017 Self-Thermoelectrophoresis in Colloidal Swimmers
  • Joost de Graaf
11 Oct 2017 Emil's masters talk + Peter's conference update
  • Peter Mottishaw
  • Emil Mallmin
04 Oct 2017 An Introduction to Nematic Liquid Crystals
  • Aidan Brown
27 Sep 2017 Complexity and decay: towards a physics of active disassembly.
  • Wilson Poon
20 Sep 2017 Bartek Conference Update
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
13 Sep 2017 Introductory Group Meeting
28 Jun 2017 Science and Government in the UK
  • Alexander Slowman
21 Jun 2017 Persistent random walkers and the telegrapher's equation
  • Martin Evans
14 Jun 2017 First year talks
  • Ellen Young
  • Eoin Ó Laighléis
07 Jun 2017 First year talks
  • James Hitchen
  • Francesco Cagnetta
24 May 2017 Statistical Physics of Evolution
  • Martin Carballo Pacheco
17 May 2017 When can you wire up a network?
  • Richard Blythe
10 May 2017 Getting Asymptotic Results from a Generating Function
  • Anthony Wood
03 May 2017 Mathematical and computational models for understanding tumour evolution and improving cancer therapy
  • Rob Noble (Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier)
26 Apr 2017 Extreme statistics of mutation accumulations in stem cell populations: a model for cancer initiation risk
  • Philip Greulich
12 Apr 2017 "Burgulence" in random matrix theories
  • Maciej A. Nowak (Mark Kac Complex Systems Research Center, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland)
29 Mar 2017 Conference updates: Bartek on Cancer Evolution, Richard on Perth meeting on nonequilibrium collective dynamics
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
  • Richard Blythe
22 Mar 2017 Branching random walk - a simple disordered system
  • Peter Mottishaw
15 Mar 2017 Overview of Renyi Entropy
  • Anthony Wood
08 Mar 2017 Intermediate scattering function of an active Brownian particle
  • Christina Kurzthaler (Universität Innsbruck)
01 Mar 2017 Equations of state of active Brownian particles
  • Demian Levis (University of Barcelona)
15 Feb 2017 A randomly started population model
  • Michael Nicholson
08 Feb 2017 Percolation Part 2
  • Richard Blythe
01 Feb 2017 The Probability Distribution for Run-and-Tumble Swimmers
  • Aidan Brown
25 Jan 2017 Fisher KPP equation and travelling wavefronts
  • Martin Evans
18 Jan 2017 Pattern formation in microtubule-motor mixtures + plans for future meetings
  • Ivan Maryshev
2016
14 Dec 2016 Free-Energy Approaches for Pickering Emulsions: Particle Exchange between Colloid-Stabilized Droplets
  • Joost de Graaf
07 Dec 2016 Brownian ratchets and chromosome loop extrusion
  • Davide Marenduzzo
30 Nov 2016 First passage times and nonequilibrium chromosome looping
  • Davide Marenduzzo
23 Nov 2016 Reducing wealth inequality in a simple statistical model of macro-economy
  • Zdzislaw Burda (AGH (Krakow))
16 Nov 2016 Stuart Thomson and Alex Slowman - two short talks on current research
  • Stuart Thomson
  • Alexander Slowman
02 Nov 2016 Swimming Things: Probability Distributions for Self-propelled Particles
  • Aidan Brown
19 Oct 2016 Entropy production in nonequilibrium stationary states
  • Martin Evans
12 Oct 2016 Introduction to percolation theory (or, why statistical physicists make life difficult for themselves)
  • Richard Blythe
05 Oct 2016 Diagrammatic techniques in statistical physics
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
06 Jul 2016 Introduction to integrability in stochastic models
  • Matthieu Vanicat (French National Centre for Scientific Research Paris)
29 Jun 2016 Swimming crystals and Simha-Ramaswamy instability
  • Alexander Morozov
08 Jun 2016 Krylov Subspace Methods
  • Oliver Henrich
25 May 2016 Mean-field approach for random close packings of non-spherical particles
  • Adrian Baule (Queen Mary University of London)
11 May 2016 Dynamical Density Functional Theory
  • Ben Goddard (School of Mathematics)
04 May 2016 Counting processes in cancer biology
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
27 Apr 2016 Random Walks, First Returns and Sparre Andersen Theorem
  • Martin Evans
19 Apr 2016 Inverse Problems
  • Joshua Hellier
24 Feb 2016 Ageing in Excitable and Oscillatory Systems
  • Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns (Jacobs University Bremen)
17 Feb 2016 Information theory and (non)equilibrium statistical mechanics. Part II
  • Richard Blythe
10 Feb 2016 Information theory and (non)equilibrium statistical mechanics. Part I
  • Richard Blythe
02 Feb 2016 Linking and predicting spatial macro-ecological patterns in species-rich ecosystems
  • Sandro Azaele (University of Leeds)
27 Jan 2016 A simple model of non-self-averaging effects and its relevance to reproducibility of experiments
  • Peter Mottishaw
20 Jan 2016 Periodic Green's Functions of Stokes Flow: Applications to Microswimmers
  • Joost de Graaf
2015
16 Dec 2015 Microscopic models for heat conduction
  • Ricardo Falcao (Federal University of São João del-Rei Brazil)
09 Dec 2015 Coarse-grained DNA models
  • Thomas Ouldridge (Imperial College London)
02 Dec 2015 Diffusion on an expanding interval
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
25 Nov 2015 Molecular finite-size effects in stochastic models of equilibrium chemical systems
  • Ramon Grima (Systems Biology)
11 Nov 2015 Dispersion in a rectangular network
  • Jacques Vanneste (Mathematics)
04 Nov 2015 Equilibrium of fluid membranes with tangent-plane order (TPO), elasticity of smectics with TPO, and dispiration asymmetry in smectics-C*
  • Buddhapriya Chakrabarti (Durham University)
28 Oct 2015 Arrival times in stochastic assembly
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
14 Oct 2015 Phase segregation of passive molecules in an active fluid: Implications for molecular segregation at the cell surface
  • Amit Das (National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore)
07 Oct 2015 The Majority Illusion in Social Networks
  • Jérôme Michaud (University of Edinburgh)
30 Sep 2015 Explaining the statistical physics of growing liquid crystal interfaces with the KPZ equation: Part II
  • Alexander Slowman
23 Sep 2015 Explaining the statistical physics of growing liquid crystal interfaces with the KPZ equation: Part I
  • Alexander Slowman
16 Sep 2015 An introduction to weak noise large deviations and macroscopic fluctuation theory
  • Cesare Nardini
09 Sep 2015 Introduction to matrix product stationary states of stochastic systems
  • Martin Evans
17 Jun 2015 Effective Markovian description of systems with coloured noise
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
20 May 2015 The Cahn-Hilliard equation: phase separation and interfaces
  • Giulio De Magistris
13 May 2015 Non-equilibrium long-range systems and geophysical flows: kinetic theory and large deviations
  • Cesare Nardini
29 Apr 2015 Spatial opinion separation in social systems with stochastically moving agents
  • Jérôme Michaud (University of Edinburgh)
22 Apr 2015 Spatial opinion separation in social systems: A mean field approach
  • Jérôme Michaud (University of Edinburgh)
12 Apr 2015 Entanglement measures and monotones
  • Peter Jarvis (School of Mathematics and Physics University of Tasmania)
25 Mar 2015 Action-angle coordinates
  • Chay Paterson
18 Mar 2015 Diffusion-driven (or Turing's) instability
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
11 Mar 2015 Poland-Sheraga Model of DNA denaturation (cont'd)
  • Justin Whitehouse
04 Mar 2015 An introduction to combinatorial physics and stochastic mechanics
  • Nicolas Behr (School of Informatics)
25 Feb 2015 Poland-Sheraga Model of DNA denaturation
  • Martin Evans
11 Feb 2015 Diffusion with long-range memory
  • Tunrayo Adeleke-Larodo (University of Oxford)
04 Feb 2015 Mean field theory of a polymer in a random medium and relation to travelling waves
  • Peter Mottishaw
21 Jan 2015 Theory of Elasticity - applications to the physics of bacteria
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
2014
03 Dec 2014 Mathematical rules of reasonable expectation
  • Richard Blythe
26 Nov 2014 Density functional theory in electronic structure calculations
  • Andreas Hermann
19 Nov 2014 Modelling Interfacial Growth: An Introduction to the KPZ equation
  • Justin Whitehouse
12 Nov 2014 Friction, drag, and Rayleigh dissipation functions
  • Chay Paterson
29 Oct 2014 The Theory of Colour
  • Tom Ives
22 Oct 2014 "Non-integer Replicas" and the random energy model (REM)
  • Peter Mottishaw
15 Oct 2014 Introduction to the Directed Percolation Universality Class and the Contact Process
  • Martin Evans
08 Oct 2014 Lattice-Boltzmann Part 2: LB as Solver for Partial Differential Equations and Multiple Relaxation Time Models
  • Oliver Henrich
01 Oct 2014 Multiple Relaxation Times in the Lattice Boltzmann Method
  • Oliver Henrich
24 Sep 2014 How to build a stochastic bridge
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
17 Sep 2014 Correlated Extreme Values in Branching Brownian Motion
  • Kabir Ramola (LPTMS France)
25 Jun 2014 Boring (?) First-Order Transitions
  • Des Johnston (Heriot-Watt University)
11 Jun 2014 The Lorentz Reciprocal Theorem
  • Aidan Brown
04 Jun 2014 Why generating functionology?
  • Alexander Slowman
28 May 2014 See the steady states for the trees
  • Alexander Slowman
21 May 2014 Extreme value statistics with an application to disordered systems
  • Peter Mottishaw
14 May 2014 How planes stay up: the classical theory of lift on fixed wings
  • Chay Paterson
30 Apr 2014 Superradiance and the Dicke model
  • Jonathan Keeling (St. Andrews)
26 Mar 2014 The Black-Scholes model of derivative pricing
  • Fred Farrell
19 Mar 2014 Fluctuation theorems part 2
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
12 Mar 2014 Fluctuation theorems
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
05 Mar 2014 Introduction to Condensation in the Zero Range Process (ZRP) and My Research
  • Justin Whitehouse
19 Feb 2014 First passage processes and electrostatics
  • Jakub Pastuszak
12 Feb 2014 Percolation theory, part 3
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
05 Feb 2014 Percolation theory, part 2
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
29 Jan 2014 Percolation theory
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
22 Jan 2014 Bayesian methods (with a bit of cosmology)
  • Andrew Liddle
15 Jan 2014 Spatial modelling in biogeochemistry
  • Timothy Bush
2013
18 Dec 2013 Solving differential equations with (pseudo-)spectral methods
  • Alexander Morozov
11 Dec 2013 Morse Theory and van Hove Singularities - part 2
  • Chay Paterson
04 Dec 2013 Morse Theory and van Hove Singularities
  • Chay Paterson
27 Nov 2013 Speed of secondary wave in a coupled Fisher wave system
  • Martin Evans
20 Nov 2013 Introduction to the Fisher equation and travelling waves
  • Martin Evans
13 Nov 2013 Introduction to the Backward Fokker-Planck equation
  • Richard Blythe
30 Oct 2013 The random energy model
  • Peter Mottishaw
16 Oct 2013 An introduction to spin glasses
  • Peter Mottishaw
09 Oct 2013 An Introduction to Large Deviation Functions
  • Justin Whitehouse
02 Oct 2013 First passage times in random walks and diffusion
  • Martin Evans
24 Jul 2013 Can digital organisms teach us anything about biological evolution?
  • Marcin Zagorski (Institute of Physics at Jagiellonian University)
10 Jul 2013 Hybrid phase transition in the collapse of multiplex networks
  • Gareth Baxter (University of Aveiro Portugal)
03 Jul 2013 Statistics at the tip of a branching random walk and simple models of evolution with selection
  • Bernard Derrida (Collège de France, Paris, France.)
26 Jun 2013 Computer simulations of attractive one-patch colloids
  • Teun Vissers
12 Jun 2013 The Mathematics of Marriage
  • Timothy Bush
22 May 2013 Molecular spiders in one and two dimensions
  • Tibor Antal (University of Edinburgh)
08 May 2013 Universal record statistics for random walks and Levy flights
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud)
01 May 2013 Exact solution of a stochastic model for lexicon learning
  • Richard Blythe
24 Apr 2013 Revisiting the flocking transition using active spins
  • Julien Tailleur (Université de Paris)
10 Apr 2013 Density functional theory for hard polyhedra
  • Matthieu Marechal (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
03 Apr 2013 Onsager's Hard Rod Fluid
  • Oliver Henrich
27 Mar 2013 When eigenvalues aren't enough: problems with linear stability analysis
  • Lawrence Mitchell (EPCC)
20 Mar 2013 Novel approximation methods for stochastic biochemical kinetics
  • Ramon Grima (Systems Biology)
13 Mar 2013 Dispersion in cellular flows
  • Jacques Vanneste (Mathematics)
06 Mar 2013 Modelling the tree of life
  • Fred Farrell
27 Feb 2013 Bayesian statistics
  • Elco Bakker (Systems Biology)
20 Feb 2013 Saddle-point approximation in statistical physics, part II
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
13 Feb 2013 Saddle-point approximation in statistical physics, part I
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
06 Feb 2013 A linear theory of two nations
  • Tom Lion (University of Edinburgh)
30 Jan 2013 The Use of the Information Theoretic Entropy in Thermodynamics
  • Justin Whitehouse
23 Jan 2013 Knot theory
  • Giulia Foffano
2012
19 Dec 2012 Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
  • Graeme Ackland
28 Nov 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 8): spatial models of growing bacterial colonies
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
21 Nov 2012 Generalised matrix Ansatz and exact current fluctuations in the open ASEP
  • Alexandre Lazarescu (UCLouvain)
14 Nov 2012 Pattern formation in biology by reaction-diffusion systems
  • Philip Greulich
07 Nov 2012 Ito vs. Stratonovich dilemma
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
31 Oct 2012 Ising models at complex temperature: partition function zeroes, helimagnetism, and complex thermodynamics
  • Chris Hooley (SUPA University of St Andrews)
24 Oct 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 7): finite populations II
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
17 Oct 2012 Brownian ratchet as a model of cell crawling
  • Elsen Tjhung
10 Oct 2012 Taking directions: self-organization of cortical microtubule array in plants
  • Bela Mulder (AMOLF)
03 Oct 2012 Non-Markovian Asymmetric Exclusion Process
  • Richard Blythe
26 Sep 2012 Langevin equations for interface growth: Edwards-Wilkinson and KPZ equation
  • Martin Evans
19 Sep 2012 Totally asymmetric simple exclusion process on a tree lattice
  • Peter Mottishaw
12 Sep 2012 From starling flocks to theory: some new results in flocking
  • Francesco Ginelli ( University of Insubria, Como, Italy.)
04 Jul 2012 Landau theory of discontinuous phase transitions
  • Martin Evans
27 Jun 2012 Molecular, ecological and evolutionary dynamics of quorum-sensing bacteria
  • Sam Brown (University of Edinburgh)
20 Jun 2012 An introduction to networks
  • Steve Court (University of Edinburgh)
13 Jun 2012 Totally asymmetric exclusion process with slow sites: a network theory approach
  • Juraj Szavits Nossan
06 Jun 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 6): finite populations
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
30 May 2012 Smectics: From BPS to Burgers
  • Randall Kamien (University of Pennsylvania)
23 May 2012 Basics of evolutionary game theory
  • Fred Farrell
16 May 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 5): horizontal gene transfer
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
09 May 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 4): the quasispecies model
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
02 May 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 3)
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
25 Apr 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 2)
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
18 Apr 2012 Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
11 Apr 2012 Non-Equilibrium phase transitions in large deviation theory: chemical potential and Maxwell construction
  • Philip Greulich
21 Mar 2012 Large Deviation Theory and Thermodynamics
  • Philip Greulich
14 Mar 2012 Responses to perturbations in Brownian dynamics simulations
  • Rosalind Allen
07 Mar 2012 Replica method step by step
  • Peter Mottishaw
29 Feb 2012 Random energy model and the replica method
  • Peter Mottishaw
15 Feb 2012 WKB calculation of an epidemic outbreak distribution
  • Richard Blythe
08 Feb 2012 On derivations of some simple results in hydrodynamics
  • Alexander Morozov
25 Jan 2012 Cycles in population dynamics due to stochastic resonances
  • Dominic Russell
18 Jan 2012 Explosive condensation in a mass transport model
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
2011
07 Dec 2011 Sampling rare events in non-stationary dynamics
  • Josh Berryman (University of Edinburgh)
30 Nov 2011 Energy fluctuations in driven systems
  • Yariv Kafri (Technion)
23 Nov 2011 The Schweitz virial relation and how to compute the local pressure in molecular simulations
  • Tom Lion (University of Edinburgh)
16 Nov 2011 Statics and dynamics of Exclusion Processes (II)
  • Martin Evans
09 Nov 2011 Statics and dynamics of Exclusion Processes (I)
  • Martin Evans
02 Nov 2011 Diffusion with stochastic resetting (part II)
  • Martin Evans
26 Oct 2011 Diffusion with stochastic resetting (part I)
  • Martin Evans
19 Oct 2011 An intro to first passage time problems
  • Martin Evans
05 Oct 2011 Derivation of the Gillespie algorithm
  • Kym Eden-Jones
28 Sep 2011 A no-preparation seminar
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
21 Sep 2011 Pattern formation in active gels
  • Elsen Tjhung
07 Sep 2011 Dynamics on surfaces
  • Davide Marenduzzo
19 Aug 2011 Estimating Omissions from Searches
  • Anthony J. Webster (University of Edinburgh)
01 Jul 2011 Van Kampen's system-size expansion
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
08 Jun 2011 Bayesian parameter inference in discrete state-space stochastic population models
  • Glenn Marion (University of Edinburgh)
07 Jun 2011 Dynamics of Chemotactic Microorganisms
  • Ankush Sengupta (University of Edinburgh)
30 May 2011 Condensation in non-Markovian zero-range dynamics
  • Gunter Schuetz (University of Edinburgh)
18 May 2011 The extremal current principle for driven diffusive systems
  • Philip Greulich
04 May 2011 Condensation in the inclusion process and related models
  • Stefan Grosskinsky (University of Edinburgh)
20 Apr 2011 Perturbation expansion of evolutionary games
  • Tibor Antal (University of Edinburgh)
22 Mar 2011 There's plenty of time for evolution
  • Richard Blythe
02 Mar 2011 Hydrodynamics of bacterial propulsion
  • Alexander Morozov
16 Feb 2011 One step beyond linear stability analysis: the amplitude equation
  • Julien Tailleur
02 Feb 2011 Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling with and without detailed balance
  • Katrin Wolff
19 Jan 2011 The method of characteristics for PDEs
  • Juan Venegas Ortiz (University of Edinburgh)
2010
08 Dec 2010 A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics
  • Paul L. Krapivsky (University of Edinburgh)
24 Nov 2010 A Blagger's Guide to Extreme Value Theory
  • Robert Concannon
03 Nov 2010 Making Norm-conserving Pseudopotentials from Scratch
  • Bengt Tegner
20 Oct 2010 The Role of Noise in Systems with Two Symmetric Absorbing States
  • Dominic Russell
06 Oct 2010 The Fisher equation in the presence of an active boundary
  • Andre Costa
22 Sep 2010 Adaptation at the edge of a species' range: modelling the interaction between gene flow, selection, and random drift
  • Nick Barton (IST Austria)
15 Sep 2010 Lattice Boltzmann simulations of phase separation in a binary mixture with dynamic temperature
  • Giuseppe Gonnella (University of Edinburgh)
08 Sep 2010 Extinction rates of established spatial populations
  • Baruch Meerson (University of Edinburgh)
07 Jul 2010 Field Theoretic Approaches to Interacting Particle Systems
  • Alasdair Thomson (University of Edinburgh)
30 Jun 2010 Catastrophes and the increased risk of population extinction
  • Neelofer Banglawala
16 Jun 2010 Large deviations in and out of equilibrium
  • Vivien Lecomte (Université Grenoble-Alpes, France.)
26 May 2010 Partition Function Zeroes
  • Desmond Johnston (University of Edinburgh)
28 Apr 2010 Front speeds, cut-offs, and the blow-up method in scalar reaction-diffusion equations
  • Nikola Popovic (University of Edinburgh)
21 Apr 2010 Bidirectional stochastic transport on dynamic filaments
  • Ludger Santen (University of Saarland)
03 Mar 2010 Ordering in spatially-hetergeneous voter models
  • Richard Blythe
24 Feb 2010 Searching Fast for a Target on DNA without Falling to Traps
  • Yariv Kafri (Technion)
19 Feb 2010 Asymmetric exclusion process as a model for protein synthesis
  • Luca Ciandrini (University of Edinburgh)
29 Jan 2010 Formal thermodynamics of combinatorial molecular networks
  • Vincent Danos (University of Edinburgh)
22 Jan 2010 Fixation in Evolutionary Games under Non-Vanishing Selection
  • Mauro Mobilia (University of Leeds)
15 Jan 2010 How to solve f(x)=0 numerically? A globally convergent modification of the Newton-Raphson method
  • Alexander Morozov
2009
27 Nov 2009 How variable is protein production in single cells?
  • Rosalind Allen
13 Nov 2009 Simulating systems with absorbing state transitions
  • Conrad Barrett-Freeman
30 Oct 2009 Random matrix theory in financial physics
  • Bartlomiej Waclaw
16 Oct 2009 Disordered driven lattice gases
  • Philip Greulich
09 Oct 2009 Transition State Theory
  • Chantal Valeriani
17 Sep 2009 Methodology of the determination of phase diagrams via computer simulations
  • Eduardo Sanz
16 Jul 2009 Einstein relation for Nonequilibrium Steady States
  • Martin Evans
09 Jul 2009 Non-linear Fisher travelling waves and boundary effects : the survival probability of a population of branching random walks
  • Damien Simon (University of Edinburgh)
03 Jul 2009 Non-linear Fisher travelling waves : an overview
  • Damien Simon (University of Edinburgh)
25 Jun 2009 Statistics and data fitting, why should you care?
  • Lawrence Mitchell
30 Apr 2009 Viscoelasticity of conformational transitions in single biopolymers: A simple microscopic model for internal viscous friction
  • Bhavin Khatri
02 Apr 2009 MSR: An Approach to Nonequilibrium Statistical Dynamics based on Schwinger's Nonpeturbative approach to QFT - Part II
  • Matthew Salewski (University of Edinburgh)
26 Mar 2009 MSR: An Approach to Nonequilibrium Statistical Dynamics based on Schwinger's Nonpeturbative approach to QFT - Part I
  • Matthew Salewski (University of Edinburgh)
12 Mar 2009 Low Reynolds number swimming and Purcell's scallop theorem
  • Rupert Nash
12 Feb 2009 Geometric bounds for eigenvalues of reversible Markov chains
  • Richard Blythe
22 Jan 2009 Eigenvalue perturbations for matrices with arbitrary Jordan form - Part II
  • Arno Proeme
15 Jan 2009 Eigenvalue perturbations for matrices with arbitrary Jordan form - Part I
  • Arno Proeme
2008
17 Dec 2008 First-passage Brownian functional
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud)
11 Dec 2008 Gene expression with nonlinear feedback
  • Otto Pulkkinen (University of Edinburgh)
04 Dec 2008 TBA - Part II
  • Alexander Morozov
27 Nov 2008 Weak-segregation theory of microphase separation in block copolymers - Part I
  • Alexander Morozov
20 Nov 2008 Statistical mechanics of a model of genetic switch with linear feedback - Part 2
  • Paolo Visco (University of Edinburgh)
13 Nov 2008 Statistical mechanics of a model of genetic switch with linear feedback - Part 1
  • Paolo Visco (University of Edinburgh)
30 Sep 2008 Current Fluctuations in the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Bethe Ansatz - Part II
  • Sylvain Prolhac (University of Edinburgh)
23 Sep 2008 Current Fluctuations in the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Bethe Ansatz - Part I
  • Sylvain Prolhac (University of Edinburgh)
05 Aug 2008 Dynamical Phase Transition In Glassy Systems
  • Vivien Lecomte (Université Grenoble-Alpes, France.)
10 Jun 2008 Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann II
  • Davide Marenduzzo
03 Jun 2008 Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann I
  • Davide Marenduzzo
27 May 2008 Introduction to Mode Coupling Theory II
  • Oliver Henrich
13 May 2008 Introduction to Mode Coupling Theory I
  • Oliver Henrich
29 Apr 2008 Metastability and topology - What can be read in a Fokker-Planck equation?
  • Julien Tailleur
08 Apr 2008 Continuous-space birth-death processes: Part II
  • Tom Adams
28 Feb 2008 Mean-field and continuous-space birth-death processes
  • Tom Adams
14 Feb 2008 Fixation in subdivided populations (reprise)
  • Richard Blythe
07 Feb 2008 Perturbative approach to the Navier-Stokes equation
  • Matthew Salewski (University of Edinburgh)
31 Jan 2008 Statistical mechanics of run-and-tumble bacteria
  • Mike Cates
17 Jan 2008 Fixation times in a randomly-mating subdivided population
  • Richard Blythe
2007
27 Nov 2007 Rare events in the macroscopic limit
  • Julien Tailleur
20 Nov 2007 Steady state correlations in simple shear flow
  • Oliver Henrich
13 Nov 2007 Steady-State Distributions of Random Walks with (some) Memory
  • Yariv Kafri (Technion)
06 Nov 2007 Non-normality and linear amplification
  • Alexander Morozov
30 Oct 2007 Waiting times in Markov jump processes
  • Paolo Visco (University of Edinburgh)
16 Oct 2007 Extreme value statistics, integer partitions and the Bose gas
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud)
09 Oct 2007 Elements of information theory
  • Richard Blythe
02 Oct 2007 Making power laws: is there anything that won't do?
  • Lawrence Mitchell
25 Sep 2007 Driven interacting particle systems II: New perspectives
  • Royce Zia (Virginia Tech USA)
20 Sep 2007 Driven interacting particle systems I: A (re)introduction
  • Royce Zia (Virginia Tech USA)
17 May 2007 Modelling the wave of advance of neolithic agriculture
  • Morrel H Cohen (Department of Physics and Astronomy Rutgers University and Chemistry Department Princeton University)
15 May 2007 DNA unzipping
  • Davide Marenduzzo
01 May 2007 Mass-transport models: part III
  • Martin Evans
17 Apr 2007 Factorised steady states in mass-transport models
  • Martin Evans
03 Apr 2007 Condensation in the zero-range process and connection to sums of random variables
  • Martin Evans
27 Mar 2007 Beyond the gene
  • Evelyn Fox Keller (University of Edinburgh)
20 Mar 2007 Brownian Motor
  • Richard Blythe
06 Mar 2007 Neural Networks
  • Arno Proeme
27 Feb 2007 Interfaces
  • Jamie Wood (University of Edinburgh)
20 Feb 2007 Transition to turbulence
  • Alexander Morozov
13 Feb 2007 Boundary conditions and the solution of the diffusion equation of population genetics
  • Alan McKane (School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Manchester)
06 Feb 2007 Games
  • Graeme Ackland
30 Jan 2007 The Maxwell distribution in the microcanonical ensemble
  • Lawrence Mitchell
23 Jan 2007 Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem
  • Neelofer Banglawala
16 Jan 2007 Proving an H-theorem for Stochastic Rotation Dynamics
  • Rupert Nash
2006
12 Dec 2006 What happens next?
  • Andy Jackson (University of Edinburgh)
05 Dec 2006 Kinetic theory of granular media
  • Alex Buts (University of Edinburgh)
21 Nov 2006 Mean-field model of fungal growth
  • Kate Sugden (University of Edinburgh)
14 Nov 2006 Networks, potentials, detailed balance and all that
  • Graeme Ackland
07 Nov 2006 Ratchet models and their connection to cell motility
  • Davide Marenduzzo
24 Oct 2006 The forward flux sampling method for simulating rare events
  • Rosalind Allen
17 Oct 2006 Monto Carlo simulation and extended sampling
  • Andrew Jackson (University of Edinburgh)
10 Oct 2006 Connectivity of growing random networks: How preferential attachment leads to scale-free behaviour
  • Lawrence Mitchell
03 Oct 2006 Exact solution of the asymmetric exclusion process
  • Richard Blythe
13 Jul 2006 Information entropy of humpback whale songs
  • Richard Blythe
29 Jun 2006 Evolving order from complexity
  • Jamie Wood (University of Edinburgh)
22 Jun 2006 The war of attrition, or how to win big in mating contests
  • Lawrence Mitchell
15 Jun 2006 Steady states of mass-transport models..
  • Tom Hanney (University of Edinburgh)
08 Jun 2006 Computing defect energies for continuous spin glasses
  • Martin Weigel (Heriot-Watt)
01 Jun 2006 Quorum sensing
  • Jamie Wood (University of Edinburgh)
25 May 2006 Entropy and natural selection
  • Jonathan Coe (Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge)
18 May 2006 How efficiently do hard rods sample phase space?
  • Graeme Ackland
11 May 2006 The Fokker Planck equation and its applications to population genetics
  • Jonathan Coe (Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge)
  • Neelofer Banglawala
04 May 2006 Adiabatic compression of a dilute classical gas
  • Richard Blythe
20 Apr 2006 Some general properties of nonequilibrium steady states and a simple example
  • Beate Schmittmann (Virginia Tech)
23 Mar 2006 Mode-coupling theory of the glass transition part 2
  • Thomas Voigtmann (University of Edinburgh)
16 Mar 2006 Numerical computing
  • Andrew Jackson (University of Edinburgh)
09 Mar 2006 Pair Approximation & Applications to Ecological Models
  • Lawrence Mitchell
02 Mar 2006 Mode-coupling theory of the glass transition
  • Thomas Voigtmann (University of Edinburgh)
23 Feb 2006 Memory equations
  • Martin Greenall (University of Edinburgh)
16 Feb 2006 1/f noise in sandpile models
  • Mikko Alava (Helsinki University of Technology)
09 Feb 2006 An introduction to Lattice Boltzmann
  • Rupert Nash
26 Jan 2006 Spinning tops
  • Ben O'Leary (University of Edinburgh)
19 Jan 2006 The extinction of family names: generating functions and branching processes
  • Jonathan Coe (Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge)
12 Jan 2006 Bursts and heavy tails in human dynamics
  • Richard Blythe
2005
15 Dec 2005 Kirchhoff's loop law and the maximum entropy production principle
  • Graeme Ackland
08 Dec 2005 Method of characteristics for solving ''quasi-linear'' partial differential equations
  • Martin Evans
01 Dec 2005 Fock-space and generating-function approaches to a simple birth-death process
  • Jonathan Coe (Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge)
  • Richard Blythe
24 Nov 2005 Persistence and extreme statistics in fluctuating interfaces II
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud)
17 Nov 2005 Persistence and extreme statistics in fluctuating interfaces I
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud)
10 Nov 2005 Introduction to fluctuating interfaces
  • Martin Evans
03 Nov 2005 Introduction to stochastic processes II: detailed balance, time reversal symmetry and fluctuation theorems
  • Richard Blythe
27 Oct 2005 Introduction to stochastic processes I: properties of Markov processes on a finite state space
  • Richard Blythe
20 Oct 2005 Branching processes using occupation number formalism
  • Jonathan Coe (Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge)
13 Oct 2005 Disordered zero-range process
  • Tom Hanney (University of Edinburgh)
06 Oct 2005 Daisyworld in zero dimensions
  • Jamie Wood (University of Edinburgh)
15 Sep 2005 Parallel and random sequential updating schemes in the asymmetric exclusion process
  • Martin Evans

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