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Statistical Mechanics Study Group

Time: Please see below and follow announcements.
Location: tba

General Idea: The aim of these meetings is to provide a forum to discuss both our own work and other recent (or not-so-recent) developments in statistical mechanics. This is intended to be a "study group" not a "seminar"; speakers are asked to proceed slowly and audience participation is actively encouraged. After each talk there is also the opportunity for further informal discussions in more relaxed surroundings(link is external).

Schedule: The list below gives a provisional outline of talks planned for this semester. Please note, however, that our schedule is fairly flexible to allow for the evolving interests of the group.

Organizers: Vicenzo Nicosia; if you want to be on the group's mailing list, or perhaps want to give a talk yourself, please email us (v.nicosia@qmul.ac.uk).


Year :
  • Date
    Room
    Speaker
    Title
  • 15/10/2009 6:00 PM
    M513
    Rosemary Harris (QMUL)
    Current fluctuations in stochastic systems with long-range memory
  • 29/10/2009 4:30 PM
    M513
    Paul Chleboun (University of Warwick)
    Finite size effects in a stochastic condensation model
  • 05/11/2009 5:00 PM
    M513
    Jan Naudts (University of Antwerp)joint with DSSP seminar
    Mathematical Aspects of Generalized Entropies and their Applications
  • 19/11/2009 4:30 PM
    M513
    Owen Jepps (Griffith University
    Just how anomalous is transport without the chaos?
  • 10/12/2009 4:30 PM
    M513
    Igor Sokolov (Humboldt University, Berlin)
    Aging, ergodicity breaking and universal fluctuations in continuous time random walks: Theory and (possible) experimenta
  • 17/12/2009 4:30 PM
    M513
    Jörn Dunkel (University of Oxford)
    Nonlocal observables and lightcone-averaging in (special) relativistic thermodynamics
  • 14/01/2010 4:30 PM
    M513
    Otto Pulkkinen (Universität des Saarlandes)
    State-estimation of long-range correlated non-equilibrium systems: media estimation
  • 04/02/2010 5:00 PM
    M513
    Thomas Prellberg (QMUL)
    Lattice models of interacting polymers - a gentle introduction
  • 18/02/2010 5:00 PM
    M513
    Wolfram Just (QMUL)
    The nature of sockeye salmon and Neimark Sacker bifurcations
  • 04/03/2010 5:00 PM
    M513
    Friedrich Lenz (QMUL)
    Velocity distributions of foraging bumblebees in the presence of predators
  • 25/03/2010 5:00 PM
    M513
    Arnaud Chéritat (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
    Siegel discs
  • 30/03/2010 4:00 PM
    M103
    Hugo Touchette (QMUL)
    Brownian motion with dry friction
  • 19/04/2010 5:00 PM
    M103
    Tibor Antal (Harvard University)
    Stochastic Models of Tumor Progression
  • 27/05/2010 5:30 PM
    M513
    Ludger Santen (Universität des Saarlandes)
    Bidirectional stochastic transport on dynamic filaments
  • 24/06/2010 5:30 PM
    M513
    Ian Ford (UCL)
    Particle coagulation kinetics beyond mean field theory using complex 'populations'
  • 27/07/2010 5:15 PM
    203
    Bram Wynants (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
    Response out of equilibrium
  • 23/09/2010 5:30 PM
    M513
    Roberta Sinatra (Università di Catania)
    Optimal random walks in complex networks
  • 30/09/2010 5:00 PM
    M513
    Wolfram Just (QMUL)
    A stochastic talk on a dry subject
  • 14/10/2010 5:30 PM
    M513
    Boris Khoruzhenko (QMUL)
    How many eigenvalues of a truncated orthogonal matrix are real?
  • 11/11/2010 4:30 PM
    M513
    Thomas Prellberg (QMUL)
    PERM and all that - a comparison of growth algorithms
  • 25/11/2010 2:00 PM
    M513
    Jamie Wood (University of York)
    Bacterial respiration and the asymmetric exclusion process
  • 02/12/2010 4:30 PM
    M513
    David Chappell (University of Nottingham
    Dynamical energy analysis for built-up acoustic systems at high frequencies
  • 09/12/2010 4:30 PM
    M513
    Benjamin Schlein (Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Universität Bonn)
    Spectral Properties of Wigner Matrices
  • 13/01/2011 4:30 PM
    M513
    Hiroyasu Ando (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
    Flexible parallel logic gates by synthetic gene networks
  • 27/01/2011 4:00 PM
    M513
    Debabrata Panja (Amsterdam)
    Anomalous polymer dynamics... anomalous? It is quite normal
  • 10/02/2011 4:30 PM
    M513
    Richard Spinney (UCL)
    A Modern Treatment of Entropy Production for Simple Stochastic Systems
  • 24/03/2011 4:00 PM
    M513
    Philip Greulich (University of Edinburgh)
    Inhomogeneous driven lattice gases
  • 31/03/2011 5:30 PM
    M513
    Astrid S. de Wijn (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    From microscopic nonlinear dynamics to macroscopic friction: low-friction sliding of nanocrystals
  • 19/05/2011 5:30 PM
    M513
    Rainer Klages (QMUL)
    Chaotic diffusion in randomly perturbed dynamical systems
  • 02/06/2011 5:30 PM
    M513
    Gabor Kiss (University of Exeter)
    Non-linear oscillations of differential delay equations
  • 28/06/2011 5:00 PM
    M513
    Aleksei Chechkin(Akhiezer Institute for Theoretical Physics, National Science Center "Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology", Kharkov, Ukraine)
    Natural and Modified Forms of Distributed Order Fractional Diffusion Equations
  • 30/06/2011 5:30 PM
    M513
    Alexander Hartmann (Universität Oldenburg)
    Large deviation properties of random ensembles
  • 13/10/2011 5:30 PM
    M513
    Oscar Bandtlow (QMUL)
    Good vibrations and Long John's spectral approximation method
  • 27/10/2011 5:30 PM
    M531
    Geoffrey Sewell (QMUL)
    Macrostatistical treatment of fluctuating hydrodynamics
  • 10/11/2011 4:30 PM
    M513
    Adrian Baule (QMUL)
    Piecewise-smooth systems with noise
  • 24/11/2011 4:30 PM
    M513
    Michela Ottobre (Imperial College)
    Exponential convergence to equilibrium for open classical systems: hypoelliptic and hypocoercive techniques
  • 08/12/2011 4:30 PM
    M513
    Phil Howard (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
    Messing about on the river: an introduction to catchment hydrology & flood forecasting
  • 26/01/2012 4:30 PM
    M513
    Ines Weber (Universität des Saarlandes / University of Edinburgh)
    A model for non-equilibrium fluctuations of intracellular filaments
  • 09/02/2012 4:30 PM
    M513
    David Arrowsmith (QMUL)
    Bose and Fermi walks on lattices
  • 01/03/2012 4:30 PM
    M513
    Rodrigo Villavicencio-Sanchez (QMUL)
    Current fluctuations in the two-dimensional Zero-Range Process
  • 27/03/2012 5:30 PM
    M513
    Julia Slipantschuk (QMUL)
    Spectral properties of a real-analytic expanding circle map
  • 24/05/2012 5:30 PM
    M103
    Anton Klimovsky (Eurandom, Eindhoven University of Technology)
    Complex random energy model: Zeroes and fluctuations (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!)
  • 05/07/2012 5:30 PM
    M203
    Andrea Cairoli (Padua/Imperial)
    Collective effects in the Tangled Nature Model of evolution: A deterministic approach to the study of the stability of the q-ESS states (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!)
  • 20/09/2012 5:30 PM
    M513
    Anita Mehta (S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata)
    Searching, fixating, storing, forgetting - the workings of memory
  • 27/09/2012 5:30 PM
    M513
    Christoforos Hadjichrysanthou (City University)
    MOVED TO 25/09: Evolutionary dynamics on graphs
  • 11/10/2012 5:30 PM
    M513
    Hugo Touchette (QMUL)
    Sabbatical slide show followed by fluctuations in the AB model
  • 25/10/2012 5:30 PM
    M513
    Pádraig Mac Carron (Coventry University)
    Mythological Networks
  • 08/11/2012 4:30 PM
    M513
    Shihan Miah (QMUL)
    Statistics of Lagrangian quantum turbulence
  • 15/11/2012 4:30 PM
    M513
    Alexandre Lazarescu (CEA Saclay)
    Perturbative matrix Ansatz and exact current fluctuations in the open ASEP
  • 29/11/2012 4:30 PM
    M513
    Vincenzo Nicosia (University of Cambridge)
    Remote synchronisation and network symmetries (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!)
  • 17/01/2013 4:30 PM
    M103
    Alessia Annibale (King's College London)
    Modeling Biological networks via tailored random graphs: a study of sampling
  • 01/02/2013 2:30 PM
    G.O. Jones 602
    Freddy Bouchet(ENS Lyon)
    Statistical mechanics of Jupiter jets and vortices (joint with Astronomy, note unusual time and room)
  • 07/02/2013 4:30 PM
    M513
    Adnan Ali (University of Warwick)
    Scale invariant growth processes in expanding space
  • 07/03/2013 4:30 PM
    M513
    Esa Räsänen (Tampere University of Technology)
    Few-particle quantum dots: From chaos to control
  • 21/03/2013 4:30 PM
    M513
    Clare Dunning (University of Kent)
    Statistical lattice models and ordinary differential equations
  • 28/03/2013 4:30 PM
    M513
    Adam Nahum (University of Oxford)
    Loop models with crossings
  • 24/06/2013 5:00 PM
    M103
    Denis Evans (Australian National University)
    Dissipation and the foundations of statistical thermodynamics
  • 25/06/2013 5:30 PM
    M513
    Fernando Rosas (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
    Ideas about the dynamics of information
  • 11/07/2013 5:30 PM
    M103
    Yamir Moreno (University of Zaragoza)
    Diffusion processes on complex networked systems
  • 10/10/2013 5:30 PM
    M513
    Pau Rabassa Sans (QMUL)
    Extreme Value Statistics and Dynamical System
  • 24/10/2013 5:30 PM
    M513
    Yaming Chen (QMUL)
    Weak-noise limit of a piecewise-smooth stochastic differential equation
  • 07/11/2013 4:30 PM
    M513
    Bhavin Khatri (MRC)
    Simple Genotype-Phenotype Maps and the Stochastic Dynamics of Evolution and Speciation
  • 15/11/2013 4:00 PM
    M203
    Thanos Manos (CAMTP)
    Probing the role of accelerator modes on the dynamical localization properties of the quantum kicked rotator and on the anomalous diffusion of its classical analogue
  • 28/11/2013 4:30 PM
    M513
    Tobias Reichenbach (Imperial)
    Processing of auditory signals: from the inner ear to neural networks
  • 05/12/2013 4:30 PM
    M513
    Lucas Lacasa (QMUL)
    Irreversibility, time series, and networks
  • 13/01/2014 4:00 PM
    M203
    Katy Rubin (King's College)
    Perturbations of protein interaction networks
  • 31/01/2014 4:00 PM
    M203
    Trevor Graham (QMUL)
    Measuring and modelling clonal evolution in cancer
  • 13/02/2014 4:30 PM
    M513
    Peter Schmelcher (Hamburg)
    Seminar cancelled
  • 06/03/2014 4:30 PM
    M513
    Rainer Klages (QMUL)
    Irreversible transport from time reversible dissipative chaotic dynamics
  • 30/04/2014 5:00 PM
    M203
    Christian Van den Broeck (Hasselt)
    Stochastic thermodynamics: a very brief introduction
  • 06/08/2014 5:00 PM
    M103
    Peter Schmelcher (Hamburg)
    Nonequilibrium dynamics and transport in spatiotemporally driven lattices
  • 10/12/2014 3:00 PM
    M513
    Jake Taylor-King (Oxford)
    Generalised velocity jump processes
  • 12/02/2015 5:00 PM
    M513
    Dmitry Kovrizhin (Cambridge)
    Non-equilibrium quantum matter: from quantum Hall edge states to quantum spin-liquids
  • 01/12/2016 5:00 PM
    M203
    Esa Raesaenen (Tampere, Finland)
    The physics of drumming: From fractals to superdiffusion
  • 08/12/2016 5:00 PM
    M203
    Uzy Smilansky (Weizmann Institute)
    The distribution of transit times through metric (quantum) graphs
  • 07/10/2010 5:30 PM
    M513
    Oscar Bandtlow (QMUL)
    Bra Wars II: Return of the Resolvent - or: What every Physicist should know about One-Parameter Semigroups
  • 28/10/2010 5:30 PM
    M513
    Wolfram Just (QMUL)
    DP & DDE
  • 10/03/2011 4:30 PM
    M513
    Wolfram Just (QMUL)
    Ignorant Control, or: Stochastic delay systems, random matrix theory for pedestrians, and a measurable function which can be written down without using the word "if"
  • 22/09/2011 5:30 PM
    M513
    Dónal MacKernan (Atlantic Centre for Atomistic Modelling, University College Dublin)
    Multiscale Dynamical Stochastic Techniques in various Thermodynamics Ensembles, & the Adiabatic Approximation
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