2017 
15 Nov 2017 
Interacting bosons in one dimension and their relation to the KPZ universality class. 

08 Nov 2017 
The physics of DNA supercoiling, and its relevance in DNA melting 

01 Nov 2017 
Stochastic gene expression 

25 Oct 2017 
Richard and Peter  Conference updates 
Richard Blythe
Peter Mottishaw

18 Oct 2017 
SelfThermoelectrophoresis in Colloidal Swimmers 

11 Oct 2017 
Emil's masters talk + Peter's conference update 
Peter Mottishaw
Emil Mallmin

04 Oct 2017 
An Introduction to Nematic Liquid Crystals 

27 Sep 2017 
Complexity and decay: towards a physics of active disassembly. 

20 Sep 2017 
Bartek Conference Update 

13 Sep 2017 
Introductory Group Meeting 

28 Jun 2017 
Science and Government in the UK 

21 Jun 2017 
Persistent random walkers and the telegrapher's equation 

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 

17 May 2017 
When can you wire up a network? 

10 May 2017 
Getting Asymptotic Results from a Generating Function 

03 May 2017 
Mathematical and computational models for understanding tumour evolution and improving cancer therapy 

26 Apr 2017 
Extreme statistics of mutation accumulations in stem cell populations: a model for cancer initiation risk 

12 Apr 2017 
"Burgulence" in random matrix theories 

05 Apr 2017 
No talk  You are encouraged to attend the MPhys talks 

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 

15 Mar 2017 
Overview of Renyi Entropy 

08 Mar 2017 
Intermediate scattering function of an active Brownian particle 

01 Mar 2017 
Equations of state of active Brownian particles 

15 Feb 2017 
A randomly started population model 

08 Feb 2017 
Percolation Part 2 

01 Feb 2017 
The Probability Distribution for RunandTumble Swimmers 

25 Jan 2017 
Fisher KPP equation and travelling wavefronts 

18 Jan 2017 
Pattern formation in microtubulemotor mixtures + plans for future meetings 

2016 
14 Dec 2016 
FreeEnergy Approaches for Pickering Emulsions: Particle Exchange between ColloidStabilized Droplets 

07 Dec 2016 
Brownian ratchets and chromosome loop extrusion 

30 Nov 2016 
First passage times and nonequilibrium chromosome looping 

23 Nov 2016 
Reducing wealth inequality in a simple statistical model of macroeconomy 

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 Selfpropelled Particles 

19 Oct 2016 
Entropy production in nonequilibrium stationary states 

12 Oct 2016 
Introduction to percolation theory (or, why statistical physicists make life difficult for themselves) 

05 Oct 2016 
Diagrammatic techniques in statistical physics 

06 Jul 2016 
Introduction to integrability in stochastic models 

29 Jun 2016 
Swimming crystals and SimhaRamaswamy instability 

08 Jun 2016 
Krylov Subspace Methods 

25 May 2016 
Meanfield approach for random close packings of nonspherical particles 

11 May 2016 
Dynamical Density Functional Theory 

04 May 2016 
Counting processes in cancer biology 

27 Apr 2016 
Random Walks, First Returns and Sparre Andersen Theorem 

19 Apr 2016 
Inverse Problems 

24 Feb 2016 
Ageing in Excitable and Oscillatory Systems 

17 Feb 2016 
Information theory and (non)equilibrium statistical mechanics. Part II 

10 Feb 2016 
Information theory and (non)equilibrium statistical mechanics. Part I 

02 Feb 2016 
Linking and predicting spatial macroecological patterns in speciesrich ecosystems 

27 Jan 2016 
A simple model of nonselfaveraging effects and its relevance to reproducibility of experiments 

20 Jan 2016 
Periodic Green's Functions of Stokes Flow: Applications to Microswimmers 

2015 
16 Dec 2015 
Microscopic models for heat conduction 

09 Dec 2015 
Coarsegrained DNA models 

02 Dec 2015 
Diffusion on an expanding interval 

25 Nov 2015 
Molecular finitesize effects in stochastic models of equilibrium chemical systems 

11 Nov 2015 
Dispersion in a rectangular network 

04 Nov 2015 
Equilibrium of fluid membranes with tangentplane order (TPO), elasticity of smectics with TPO, and dispiration asymmetry in smecticsC* 

28 Oct 2015 
Arrival times in stochastic assembly 

14 Oct 2015 
Phase segregation of passive molecules in an active fluid: Implications for molecular segregation at the cell surface 

07 Oct 2015 
The Majority Illusion in Social Networks 

30 Sep 2015 
Explaining the statistical physics of growing liquid crystal interfaces with the KPZ equation: Part II 

23 Sep 2015 
Explaining the statistical physics of growing liquid crystal interfaces with the KPZ equation: Part I 

16 Sep 2015 
An introduction to weak noise large deviations and macroscopic fluctuation theory 

09 Sep 2015 
Introduction to matrix product stationary states of stochastic systems 

17 Jun 2015 
Effective Markovian description of systems with coloured noise 

20 May 2015 
The CahnHilliard equation: phase separation and interfaces 

13 May 2015 
Nonequilibrium longrange systems and geophysical flows: kinetic theory and large deviations 

29 Apr 2015 
Spatial opinion separation in social systems with stochastically moving agents 

22 Apr 2015 
Spatial opinion separation in social systems: A mean field approach 

12 Apr 2015 
Entanglement measures and monotones 

25 Mar 2015 
Actionangle coordinates 

18 Mar 2015 
Diffusiondriven (or Turing's) instability 

11 Mar 2015 
PolandSheraga Model of DNA denaturation (cont'd) 

04 Mar 2015 
An introduction to combinatorial physics and stochastic mechanics 

25 Feb 2015 
PolandSheraga Model of DNA denaturation 

11 Feb 2015 
Diffusion with longrange memory 

04 Feb 2015 
Mean field theory of a polymer in a random medium and relation to travelling waves 

21 Jan 2015 
Theory of Elasticity  applications to the physics of bacteria 

2014 
03 Dec 2014 
Mathematical rules of reasonable expectation 

26 Nov 2014 
Density functional theory in electronic structure calculations 

19 Nov 2014 
Modelling Interfacial Growth: An Introduction to the KPZ equation 

12 Nov 2014 
Friction, drag, and Rayleigh dissipation functions 

29 Oct 2014 
The Theory of Colour 

22 Oct 2014 
"Noninteger Replicas" and the random energy model (REM) 

15 Oct 2014 
Introduction to the Directed Percolation Universality Class and the Contact Process 

08 Oct 2014 
LatticeBoltzmann Part 2: LB as Solver for Partial Differential
Equations and Multiple Relaxation Time Models 

01 Oct 2014 
Multiple Relaxation Times in the Lattice Boltzmann Method 

24 Sep 2014 
How to build a stochastic bridge 

17 Sep 2014 
Correlated Extreme Values in Branching Brownian Motion 

25 Jun 2014 
Boring (?) FirstOrder Transitions 

11 Jun 2014 
The Lorentz Reciprocal Theorem 

04 Jun 2014 
Why generating functionology? 

28 May 2014 
See the steady states for the trees 

21 May 2014 
Extreme value statistics with an application to disordered systems 

14 May 2014 
How planes stay up: the classical theory of lift on fixed wings 

30 Apr 2014 
Superradiance and the Dicke model 

26 Mar 2014 
The BlackScholes model of derivative pricing 

19 Mar 2014 
Fluctuation theorems part 2 

12 Mar 2014 
Fluctuation theorems 

05 Mar 2014 
Introduction to Condensation in the Zero Range Process (ZRP) and My Research 

19 Feb 2014 
First passage processes and electrostatics 

12 Feb 2014 
Percolation theory, part 3 

05 Feb 2014 
Percolation theory, part 2 

29 Jan 2014 
Percolation theory 

22 Jan 2014 
Bayesian methods (with a bit of cosmology) 

15 Jan 2014 
Spatial modelling in biogeochemistry 

2013 
18 Dec 2013 
Solving differential equations with (pseudo)spectral methods 

11 Dec 2013 
Morse Theory and van Hove Singularities  part 2 

04 Dec 2013 
Morse Theory and van Hove Singularities 

27 Nov 2013 
Speed of secondary wave in a coupled Fisher wave system 

20 Nov 2013 
Introduction to the Fisher equation and travelling waves 

13 Nov 2013 
Introduction to the Backward FokkerPlanck equation 

30 Oct 2013 
The random energy model 

16 Oct 2013 
An introduction to spin glasses 

09 Oct 2013 
An Introduction to Large Deviation Functions 

02 Oct 2013 
First passage times in random walks and diffusion 

24 Jul 2013 
Can digital organisms teach us anything about biological evolution? 

10 Jul 2013 
Hybrid phase transition in the collapse of multiplex networks 

03 Jul 2013 
Statistics at the tip of a branching random walk and simple models of evolution with selection 

26 Jun 2013 
Computer simulations of attractive onepatch colloids 

12 Jun 2013 
The Mathematics of Marriage 

22 May 2013 
Molecular spiders in one and two dimensions 

08 May 2013 
Universal record statistics for random walks and Levy flights 

01 May 2013 
Exact solution of a stochastic model for lexicon learning 

24 Apr 2013 
Revisiting the flocking transition using active spins 

10 Apr 2013 
Density functional theory for hard polyhedra 

03 Apr 2013 
Onsager's Hard Rod Fluid 

27 Mar 2013 
When eigenvalues aren't enough: problems with linear stability analysis 

20 Mar 2013 
Novel approximation methods for stochastic biochemical kinetics 

13 Mar 2013 
Dispersion in cellular flows 

06 Mar 2013 
Modelling the tree of life 

27 Feb 2013 
Bayesian statistics 

20 Feb 2013 
Saddlepoint approximation in statistical physics, part II 

13 Feb 2013 
Saddlepoint approximation in statistical physics, part I 

06 Feb 2013 
A linear theory of two nations 

30 Jan 2013 
The Use of the Information Theoretic Entropy in Thermodynamics 

23 Jan 2013 
Knot theory 

2012 
19 Dec 2012 
Arrow's Impossibility Theorem 

28 Nov 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 8): spatial models of growing bacterial colonies 

21 Nov 2012 
Generalised matrix Ansatz and exact current fluctuations in the open ASEP 

14 Nov 2012 
Pattern formation in biology by reactiondiffusion systems 

07 Nov 2012 
Ito vs. Stratonovich dilemma 

31 Oct 2012 
Ising models at complex temperature: partition function zeroes, helimagnetism, and complex thermodynamics 

24 Oct 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 7): finite populations II 

17 Oct 2012 
Brownian ratchet as a model of cell crawling 

10 Oct 2012 
Taking directions: selforganization of cortical microtubule array in plants 

03 Oct 2012 
NonMarkovian Asymmetric Exclusion Process 

26 Sep 2012 
Langevin equations for interface growth: EdwardsWilkinson and KPZ equation 

19 Sep 2012 
Totally asymmetric simple exclusion process on a tree lattice 

12 Sep 2012 
From starling flocks to theory: some new results in flocking 

04 Jul 2012 
Landau theory of discontinuous phase transitions 

27 Jun 2012 
Molecular, ecological and evolutionary dynamics of quorumsensing bacteria 

20 Jun 2012 
An introduction to networks 

13 Jun 2012 
Totally asymmetric exclusion process with slow sites: a network theory approach 

06 Jun 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 6): finite populations 

30 May 2012 
Smectics: From BPS to Burgers 

23 May 2012 
Basics of evolutionary game theory 

16 May 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 5): horizontal gene transfer 

09 May 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 4): the quasispecies model 

02 May 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 3) 

25 Apr 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 2) 

18 Apr 2012 
Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution 

11 Apr 2012 
NonEquilibrium phase transitions in large deviation theory: chemical potential and Maxwell construction 

21 Mar 2012 
Large Deviation Theory and Thermodynamics 

14 Mar 2012 
Responses to perturbations in Brownian dynamics simulations 

07 Mar 2012 
Replica method step by step 

29 Feb 2012 
Random energy model and the replica method 

15 Feb 2012 
WKB calculation of an epidemic outbreak distribution 

08 Feb 2012 
On derivations of some simple results in hydrodynamics 

25 Jan 2012 
Cycles in population dynamics due to stochastic resonances 

18 Jan 2012 
Explosive condensation in a mass transport model 

2011 
07 Dec 2011 
Sampling rare events in nonstationary dynamics 

30 Nov 2011 
Energy fluctuations in driven systems 

23 Nov 2011 
The Schweitz virial relation and how to compute the local pressure in molecular simulations 

16 Nov 2011 
Statics and dynamics of Exclusion Processes (II) 

09 Nov 2011 
Statics and dynamics of Exclusion Processes (I) 

02 Nov 2011 
Diffusion with stochastic resetting (part II) 

26 Oct 2011 
Diffusion with stochastic resetting (part I) 

19 Oct 2011 
An intro to first passage time problems 

05 Oct 2011 
Derivation of the Gillespie algorithm 

28 Sep 2011 
A nopreparation seminar 

21 Sep 2011 
Pattern formation in active gels 

07 Sep 2011 
Dynamics on surfaces 

19 Aug 2011 
Estimating Omissions from Searches 

01 Jul 2011 
Van Kampen's systemsize expansion 

08 Jun 2011 
Bayesian parameter inference in discrete statespace stochastic population models 

07 Jun 2011 
Dynamics of Chemotactic Microorganisms 

30 May 2011 
Condensation in nonMarkovian zerorange dynamics 

18 May 2011 
The extremal current principle for driven diffusive systems 

04 May 2011 
Condensation in the inclusion process and related models 

20 Apr 2011 
Perturbation expansion of evolutionary games 

22 Mar 2011 
There's plenty of time for evolution 

02 Mar 2011 
Hydrodynamics of bacterial propulsion 

16 Feb 2011 
One step beyond linear stability analysis: the amplitude equation 

02 Feb 2011 
Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling with and without detailed balance 

19 Jan 2011 
The method of characteristics for PDEs 

2010 
08 Dec 2010 
A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics 

24 Nov 2010 
A Blagger's Guide to Extreme Value Theory 

03 Nov 2010 
Making Normconserving Pseudopotentials from Scratch 

20 Oct 2010 
The Role of Noise in Systems with Two Symmetric Absorbing States 

06 Oct 2010 
The Fisher equation in the presence of an active boundary 

22 Sep 2010 
Adaptation at the edge of a species' range: modelling the interaction between gene flow,
selection, and random drift 

15 Sep 2010 
Lattice Boltzmann simulations of phase separation in a binary mixture with dynamic
temperature 

08 Sep 2010 
Extinction rates of established spatial populations 

07 Jul 2010 
Field Theoretic Approaches to Interacting Particle Systems 

30 Jun 2010 
Catastrophes and the increased risk of population extinction 

16 Jun 2010 
Large deviations in and out of equilibrium 

26 May 2010 
Partition Function Zeroes 

28 Apr 2010 
Front speeds, cutoffs, and the blowup method in scalar reactiondiffusion equations 

21 Apr 2010 
Bidirectional stochastic transport on dynamic filaments 

03 Mar 2010 
Ordering in spatiallyhetergeneous voter models 

24 Feb 2010 
Searching Fast for a Target on DNA without Falling to Traps 

19 Feb 2010 
Asymmetric exclusion process as a model for protein synthesis 

29 Jan 2010 
Formal thermodynamics of combinatorial molecular networks 

22 Jan 2010 
Fixation in Evolutionary Games under NonVanishing
Selection 

15 Jan 2010 
How to solve f(x)=0 numerically? A globally convergent modification of the NewtonRaphson method 

2009 
27 Nov 2009 
How variable is protein production in single cells? 

13 Nov 2009 
Simulating systems with absorbing state transitions 

30 Oct 2009 
Random matrix theory in financial physics 

16 Oct 2009 
Disordered driven lattice gases 

09 Oct 2009 
Transition State Theory 

17 Sep 2009 
Methodology of the determination of phase diagrams via computer simulations 

16 Jul 2009 
Einstein relation for Nonequilibrium Steady States 

09 Jul 2009 
Nonlinear Fisher travelling waves and boundary effects : the survival probability of a population of branching random walks 

03 Jul 2009 
Nonlinear Fisher travelling waves : an overview 

25 Jun 2009 
Statistics and data fitting, why should you care? 

30 Apr 2009 
Viscoelasticity of conformational transitions in single biopolymers: A simple microscopic model for internal viscous friction 

02 Apr 2009 
MSR: An Approach to Nonequilibrium Statistical Dynamics based on Schwinger's Nonpeturbative approach to QFT  Part II 

26 Mar 2009 
MSR: An Approach to Nonequilibrium Statistical Dynamics based on Schwinger's Nonpeturbative approach to QFT  Part I 

12 Mar 2009 
Low Reynolds number swimming and Purcell's scallop theorem 

12 Feb 2009 
Geometric bounds for eigenvalues of reversible Markov chains 

22 Jan 2009 
Eigenvalue perturbations for matrices with arbitrary Jordan form  Part II 

15 Jan 2009 
Eigenvalue perturbations for matrices with arbitrary Jordan form  Part I 

2008 
17 Dec 2008 
Firstpassage Brownian functional 

11 Dec 2008 
Gene expression with nonlinear feedback 

04 Dec 2008 
TBA  Part II 

27 Nov 2008 
Weaksegregation theory of microphase separation in block copolymers  Part I 

20 Nov 2008 
Statistical mechanics of a model of genetic switch with linear
feedback  Part 2 

13 Nov 2008 
Statistical mechanics of a model of genetic switch with linear
feedback  Part 1 

30 Sep 2008 
Current Fluctuations in the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Bethe Ansatz  Part II 

23 Sep 2008 
Current Fluctuations in the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Bethe Ansatz  Part I 

05 Aug 2008 
Dynamical Phase Transition In Glassy Systems 

10 Jun 2008 
Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann II 

03 Jun 2008 
Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann I 

27 May 2008 
Introduction to Mode Coupling Theory II 

13 May 2008 
Introduction to Mode Coupling Theory I 

29 Apr 2008 
Metastability and topology  What can be read in a FokkerPlanck equation? 

08 Apr 2008 
Continuousspace birthdeath processes: Part II 

28 Feb 2008 
Meanfield and continuousspace birthdeath processes 

14 Feb 2008 
Fixation in subdivided populations (reprise) 

07 Feb 2008 
Perturbative approach to the NavierStokes equation 

31 Jan 2008 
Statistical mechanics of runandtumble bacteria 

17 Jan 2008 
Fixation times in a randomlymating subdivided population 

2007 
27 Nov 2007 
Rare events in the macroscopic limit 

20 Nov 2007 
Steady state correlations in simple shear flow 

13 Nov 2007 
SteadyState Distributions of Random Walks with (some) Memory 

06 Nov 2007 
Nonnormality and linear amplification 

30 Oct 2007 
Waiting times in Markov jump processes 

16 Oct 2007 
Extreme value statistics, integer partitions and the Bose gas 

09 Oct 2007 
Elements of information theory 

02 Oct 2007 
Making power laws: is there anything that won't do? 

25 Sep 2007 
Driven interacting particle systems II: New perspectives 

20 Sep 2007 
Driven interacting particle systems I: A (re)introduction 

17 May 2007 
Modelling the wave of advance of neolithic agriculture 

15 May 2007 
DNA unzipping 

01 May 2007 
Masstransport models: part III 

17 Apr 2007 
Factorised steady states in masstransport models 

03 Apr 2007 
Condensation in the zerorange process and connection to
sums of random variables 

27 Mar 2007 
Beyond the gene 

20 Mar 2007 
Brownian Motor 

06 Mar 2007 
Neural Networks 

27 Feb 2007 
Interfaces 

20 Feb 2007 
Transition to turbulence 

13 Feb 2007 
Boundary conditions and the solution of the diffusion equation of population genetics 

06 Feb 2007 
Games 

30 Jan 2007 
The Maxwell distribution in the microcanonical ensemble 

23 Jan 2007 
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem 

16 Jan 2007 
Proving an Htheorem for Stochastic Rotation Dynamics 

2006 
12 Dec 2006 
What happens next? 

05 Dec 2006 
Kinetic theory of granular media 

21 Nov 2006 
Meanfield model of fungal growth 

14 Nov 2006 
Networks, potentials, detailed balance and all that 

07 Nov 2006 
Ratchet models and their connection to cell motility 

24 Oct 2006 
The forward flux sampling method for simulating rare events 

17 Oct 2006 
Monto Carlo simulation and extended sampling 

10 Oct 2006 
Connectivity of growing random networks: How preferential attachment leads to scalefree behaviour 

03 Oct 2006 
Exact solution of the asymmetric exclusion process 

13 Jul 2006 
Information entropy of humpback whale songs 

29 Jun 2006 
Evolving order from complexity 

22 Jun 2006 
The war of attrition, or how to win big in mating contests 

15 Jun 2006 
Steady states of masstransport models.. 

08 Jun 2006 
Computing defect energies for continuous spin glasses 

01 Jun 2006 
Quorum sensing 

25 May 2006 
Entropy and natural selection 

18 May 2006 
How efficiently do hard rods sample phase space? 

11 May 2006 
The Fokker Planck equation and its applications to population genetics 

04 May 2006 
Adiabatic compression of a dilute classical gas 

20 Apr 2006 
Some general properties of nonequilibrium steady states and a simple example 

23 Mar 2006 
Modecoupling theory of the glass transition part 2 

16 Mar 2006 
Numerical computing 

09 Mar 2006 
Pair Approximation & Applications to Ecological Models 

02 Mar 2006 
Modecoupling theory of the glass transition 

23 Feb 2006 
Memory equations 

16 Feb 2006 
1/f noise in sandpile models 

09 Feb 2006 
An introduction to Lattice Boltzmann 

26 Jan 2006 
Spinning tops 

19 Jan 2006 
The extinction of family names: generating functions and branching processes 

12 Jan 2006 
Bursts and heavy tails in human dynamics 

2005 
15 Dec 2005 
Kirchhoff's loop law and the maximum entropy production principle 

08 Dec 2005 
Method of characteristics for solving ''quasilinear'' partial differential equations 

01 Dec 2005 
Fockspace and generatingfunction approaches to a simple birthdeath process 

24 Nov 2005 
Persistence and extreme statistics in
fluctuating interfaces II 

17 Nov 2005 
Persistence and extreme statistics in
fluctuating interfaces I 

10 Nov 2005 
Introduction to fluctuating interfaces 

03 Nov 2005 
Introduction to stochastic processes II:
detailed balance, time reversal symmetry and fluctuation
theorems 

27 Oct 2005 
Introduction to stochastic processes I: properties of Markov processes on a finite state space 

20 Oct 2005 
Branching processes using occupation number formalism 

13 Oct 2005 
Disordered zerorange process 

06 Oct 2005 
Daisyworld in zero dimensions 

15 Sep 2005 
Parallel and random sequential updating schemes in the asymmetric exclusion process 
