# PhD projects in Statistical Physics and Complexity

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## About Statistical Physics and Complexity

Statistical physics sets out to explain how the patterns and structures around us in the macroscopic world arise from the interactions between their component parts. A major challenge in the 21st century is to extend statistical physics to systems that are far from equilibrium.

## Available PhD projects

A list of current PhD projects in Statistical Physics and Complexity is shown below. Click on each project to find out more about the project, its supervisor(s) and its research area(s).

- Active Self-Assembly of Colloidal Structures
- Active-Nematic/Polymeric Composites
- Computational Physics of Liquid Crystal Composites
- Development of new phylodynamic methods to analyse of Mycobacterium bovis circulation in cattle and wildlife and understand threats from an old disease in a changing world
- Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions
- Nonequilibrium Steady States
- Purely Elastastic Instabilities and Turbulence
- Statistical Mechanics of Biophysical Problems
- Statistical Mechanics of Social Dynamics
- Statistical physics of dividing and differentiating stem cell populations
- Transition to Turbulence