School of Mathematical Sciences

Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics Group

We have a broad range of research interests in the area of statistical mechanics as applied to a variety of complex systems, and in the mathematical foundations of dynamical systems theory.

Research interests

We are particularly interested in:

  • Non-equilibrium processes
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Ergodic theory
  • Chaotic and nonlinear behaviour,
  • Interdisciplinary applications


The Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics Group provides a forum for interaction and discussion at the current forefront of research. There is a very active weekly seminar series under the heading Complex Systems Seminar, covering topics in Dynamical Systems, Statistical Physics, and Complex Networks. This is hold jointly with the Complex Systems and Networks Group.

Both groups have overlapping research interests and  together form one of the largest groups in the UK working on statistical mechanics aspects of complex systems. Our top strategic priority is to enable and support high quality research in an inspiring multidisciplinary atmosphere.

Group members

Head of Group: Christian Beck