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Past Meetings

Wednesday 1 Oct 14 - 11:30am

Multiple Relaxation Times in the Lattice Boltzmann Method

Oliver Henrich (EPCC)

Wednesday 24 Sep 14 - 11:30am

How to build a stochastic bridge

Juraj Szavits-Nossan

Wednesday 17 Sep 14 - 11:30am

Correlated Extreme Values in Branching Brownian Motion

Kabir Ramola (LPTMS, France)

Wednesday 25 Jun 14 - 11:30am

Boring (?) First-Order Transitions

Des Johnston (Heriot-Watt)

Wednesday 11 Jun 14 - 11:30am

The Lorentz Reciprocal Theorem

Aidan Brown

Wednesday 4 Jun 14 - 11:30am

Why generating functionology?

Alex Slowman

Wednesday 28 May 14 - 11:30am

See the steady states for the trees

Alex Slowman

Wednesday 21 May 14 - 11:30am

Extreme value statistics with an application to disordered systems

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 14 May 14 - 11:30am

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

Chay Paterson

Wednesday 30 Apr 14 - 11:30am

Superradiance and the Dicke model

Jonathan Keeling (St. Andrews)

Wednesday 26 Mar 14 - 11:30am

The Black-Scholes model of derivative pricing

Fred Farrell

Wednesday 19 Mar 14 - 11:30am

Fluctuation theorems part 2

Juraj Szavits-Nossan

Wednesday 12 Mar 14 - 11:30am

Fluctuation theorems

Juraj Szavits-Nossan

Wednesday 19 Feb 14 - 11:30am

First passage processes and electrostatics

Jakub Pastuszak

Wednesday 12 Feb 14 - 11:30am

Percolation theory, part 3

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 5 Feb 14 - 11:30am

Percolation theory, part 2

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 29 Jan 14 - 11:30am

Percolation theory

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 22 Jan 14 - 11:30am

Bayesian methods (with a bit of cosmology)

Andrew Liddle (Institute for Astronomy, University fo Edinburgh)

Wednesday 15 Jan 14 - 11:30am

Spatial modelling in biogeochemistry

Timothy Bush

Wednesday 18 Dec 13 - 11:30am

Solving differential equations with (pseudo-)spectral methods

Alexander Morozov

Wednesday 11 Dec 13 - 11:30am

Morse Theory and van Hove Singularities - part 2

Chay Paterson

Wednesday 4 Dec 13 - 11:30am

Morse Theory and van Hove Singularities

Chay Paterson

Wednesday 27 Nov 13 - 11:30am

Speed of secondary wave in a coupled Fisher wave system

Martin Evans

Wednesday 20 Nov 13 - 11:30am

Introduction to the Fisher equation and travelling waves

Martin Evans

Wednesday 13 Nov 13 - 11:30am

Introduction to the Backward Fokker-Planck equation

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 30 Oct 13 - 11:30am

The random energy model

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 16 Oct 13 - 11:30am

An introduction to spin glasses

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 9 Oct 13 - 11:30am

An Introduction to Large Deviation Functions

Justin Whitehouse

Wednesday 2 Oct 13 - 11:30am

First passage times in random walks and diffusion

Martin Evans

Wednesday 24 Jul 13 - 11:30am

Can digital organisms teach us anything about biological evolution?

Marcin Zagorski (Jagellonian University, Poland)

Wednesday 10 Jul 13 - 11:30am

Hybrid phase transition in the collapse of multiplex networks

Gareth Baxter (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Wednesday 3 Jul 13 - 11:30am

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

Bernard Derrida (École Normale Supérieure)

Wednesday 26 Jun 13 - 11:30am

Computer simulations of attractive one-patch colloids

Teun Vissers

Wednesday 12 Jun 13 - 11:30am

The Mathematics of Marriage

Tim Bush

Wednesday 22 May 13 - 11:30am

Molecular spiders in one and two dimensions

Tibor Antal (Mathematics)

Wednesday 8 May 13 - 11:30am

Universal record statistics for random walks and Levy flights

Satya Majumdar (LPTMS, Université de Paris-Sud)

Wednesday 1 May 13 - 11:30am

Exact solution of a stochastic model for lexicon learning

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 24 Apr 13 - 11:30am

Revisiting the flocking transition using active spins

Julien Tailleur (Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7)

Wednesday 10 Apr 13 - 11:30am

Density functional theory for hard polyhedra

Matthieu Marechal (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Wednesday 3 Apr 13 - 11:30am

Onsager's Hard Rod Fluid

Oliver Henrich (EPCC)

Wednesday 27 Mar 13 - 11:30am

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

Lawrence Mitchell (EPCC)

Wednesday 20 Mar 13 - 11:30am

Novel approximation methods for stochastic biochemical kinetics

Ramon Grima (Systems Biology)

Wednesday 13 Mar 13 - 11:30am

Dispersion in cellular flows

Jacques Vanneste (Mathematics)

Wednesday 6 Mar 13 - 11:30am

Modelling the tree of life

Fred Farrell

Wednesday 27 Feb 13 - 11:30am

Bayesian statistics

Elco Bakker (Systems Biology)

Wednesday 20 Feb 13 - 11:30am

Saddle-point approximation in statistical physics, part II

Juraj Szavits Nossan

Wednesday 13 Feb 13 - 11:30am

Saddle-point approximation in statistical physics, part I

Juraj Szavits Nossan

Wednesday 6 Feb 13 - 11:30am

A linear theory of two nations

Tom Lion

Wednesday 30 Jan 13 - 11:30am

The Use of the Information Theoretic Entropy in Thermodynamics

Justin Whitehouse

Wednesday 23 Jan 13 - 11:30am

Knot theory

Giulia Foffano

Wednesday 19 Dec 12 - 11:30am

Arrow's Impossibility Theorem

Graeme Ackland

Wednesday 14 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Pattern formation in biology by reaction-diffusion systems

Philip Greulich

Wednesday 7 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Ito vs. Stratonovich dilemma

Juraj Szavits-Nossan

Wednesday 31 Oct 12 - 11:30am

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

Chris Hooley (SUPA, University of St Andrews)

Wednesday 17 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Brownian ratchet as a model of cell crawling

Elsen Tjhung

Wednesday 3 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Non-Markovian Asymmetric Exclusion Process

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 19 Sep 12 - 11:30am

Totally asymmetric simple exclusion process on a tree lattice

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 12 Sep 12 - 11:30am

From starling flocks to theory: some new results in flocking

Francesco Ginelli

Wednesday 4 Jul 12 - 11:30am

Landau theory of discontinuous phase transitions

Martin Evans

Wednesday 20 Jun 12 - 11:30am

An introduction to networks

Steve Court

Wednesday 30 May 12 - 11:30am

Smectics: From BPS to Burgers

Randall Kamien

Wednesday 23 May 12 - 11:30am

Basics of evolutionary game theory

Fred Farrell

Wednesday 2 May 12 - 11:30am

Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 3)

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 25 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 2)

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 18 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 21 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Large Deviation Theory and Thermodynamics

Philip Greulich

Wednesday 14 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Responses to perturbations in Brownian dynamics simulations

Rosalind Allen

Wednesday 7 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Replica method step by step

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 29 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Random energy model and the replica method

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 15 Feb 12 - 11:30am

WKB calculation of an epidemic outbreak distribution

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 8 Feb 12 - 11:30am

On derivations of some simple results in hydrodynamics.

Alexander Morozov

Wednesday 25 Jan 12 - 11:30am

Cycles in population dynamics due to stochastic resonances

Dominic Russell

Wednesday 18 Jan 12 - 11:30am

Explosive condensation in a mass transport model

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 7 Dec 11 - 11:30am

Sampling rare events in non-stationary dynamics

Josh Berryman

Wednesday 30 Nov 11 - 11:30am

Energy fluctuations in driven systems

Yariv Kafri

Wednesday 16 Nov 11 - 11:30am

Statics and dynamics of Exclusion Processes (II)

Martin Evans

Wednesday 9 Nov 11 - 11:30am

Statics and dynamics of Exclusion Processes (I)

Martin Evans

Wednesday 2 Nov 11 - 11:30am

Diffusion with stochastic resetting (part II)

Martin Evans

Wednesday 26 Oct 11 - 11:30am

Diffusion with stochastic resetting (part I)

Martin Evans

Wednesday 19 Oct 11 - 11:30am

An intro to first passage time problems

Martin Evans

Wednesday 5 Oct 11 - 11:30am

Derivation of the Gillespie algorithm

Kym Eden-Jones

Wednesday 28 Sep 11 - 11:30am

A no-preparation seminar

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 21 Sep 11 - 11:30am

Pattern formation in active gels

Elsen Tjhung

Wednesday 7 Sep 11 - 11:30am

Dynamics on surfaces

Davide Marenduzzo

Friday 19 Aug 11 - 11:30am

Estimating Omissions from Searches

Anthony J. Webster

Friday 1 Jul 11 - 11:30am

Van Kampen's system-size expansion

Bartek Waclaw

Tuesday 7 Jun 11 - 2:00pm

Dynamics of Chemotactic Microorganisms

Ankush Sengupta

Monday 30 May 11 - 1:00pm

Condensation in non-Markovian zero-range dynamics

Gunter Schuetz

Wednesday 18 May 11 - 11:30am

The extremal current principle for driven diffusive systems

Philip Greulich

Wednesday 4 May 11 - 11:30am

Condensation in the inclusion process and related models

Stefan Grosskinsky

Wednesday 20 Apr 11 - 11:30am

Perturbation expansion of evolutionary games

Tibor Antal

Tuesday 22 Mar 11 - 11:30am

There's plenty of time for evolution

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 2 Mar 11 - 11:30am

Hydrodynamics of bacterial propulsion

Alexander Morozov

Wednesday 16 Feb 11 - 11:30am

One step beyond linear stability analysis: the amplitude equation

Julien Tailleur

Wednesday 19 Jan 11 - 11:30am

The method of characteristics for PDEs

Juan Venegas Ortiz

Wednesday 8 Dec 10 - 11:30am

A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics

Paul L. Krapivsky

Wednesday 24 Nov 10 - 11:30am

A Blagger's Guide to Extreme Value Theory

Robert Concannon

Wednesday 3 Nov 10 - 11:30am

Making Norm-conserving Pseudopotentials from Scratch

Bengt Tegner

Wednesday 20 Oct 10 - 11:30am

The Role of Noise in Systems with Two Symmetric Absorbing States.

Dominic Russell

Wednesday 6 Oct 10 - 11:30am

The Fisher equation in the presence of an active boundary

Andre Costa

Wednesday 8 Sep 10 - 11:30am

Extinction rates of established spatial populations

Baruch Meerson

Wednesday 7 Jul 10 - 11:30am

Field Theoretic Approaches to Interacting Particle Systems

Alasdair Thomson

Wednesday 30 Jun 10 - 11:30am

Catastrophes and the increased risk of population extinction

Neelofer Banglawala

Wednesday 16 Jun 10 - 11:30am

Large deviations in and out of equilibrium

Vivien Lecomte

Wednesday 26 May 10 - 11:30am

Partition Function Zeroes

Desmond Johnston

Wednesday 21 Apr 10 - 11:30am

Bidirectional stochastic transport on dynamic filaments

Ludger Santen

Wednesday 3 Mar 10 - 11:30am

Ordering in spatially-hetergeneous voter models

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 24 Feb 10 - 11:30am

Searching Fast for a Target on DNA without Falling to Traps

Yariv Kafri

Friday 29 Jan 10 - 2:00pm

Formal thermodynamics of combinatorial molecular networks

Vincent Danos

Friday 27 Nov 09 - 2:00pm

How variable is protein production in single cells?

Rosalind Allen

Friday 13 Nov 09 - 2:00pm

Simulating systems with absorbing state transitions

Conrad Barrett-Freeman

Friday 30 Oct 09 - 2:00pm

Random matrix theory in financial physics

Bartlomiej Waclaw

Friday 16 Oct 09 - 3:00pm

Disordered driven lattice gases

Philip Greulich

Friday 9 Oct 09 - 2:00pm

Transition State Theory

Chantal Valeriani

Thursday 16 Jul 09 - 10:15am

Einstein relation for Nonequilibrium Steady States

Martin Evans

Friday 3 Jul 09 - 2:00pm

Non-linear Fisher travelling waves : an overview

Damien Simon

Thursday 25 Jun 09 - 10:15am

Statistics and data fitting, why should you care?

Lawrence Mitchell

Thursday 12 Mar 09 - 10:15am

Low Reynolds number swimming and Purcell's scallop theorem

Rupert Nash

Thursday 12 Feb 09 - 10:15am

Geometric bounds for eigenvalues of reversible Markov chains

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 17 Dec 08 - 10:15am

First-passage Brownian functional

Satya Majumdar

Thursday 11 Dec 08 - 10:15am

Gene expression with nonlinear feedback

Otto Pulkkinen

Thursday 4 Dec 08 - 10:15am

TBA - Part II

Alexander Morozov

Tuesday 5 Aug 08 - 2:00pm

Dynamical Phase Transition In Glassy Systems

Vivien Lecomte

Tuesday 10 Jun 08 - 2:00pm

Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann II

Davide Marenduzzo

Tuesday 3 Jun 08 - 2:00pm

Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann I

Davide Marenduzzo

Tuesday 27 May 08 - 2:00pm

Introduction to Mode Coupling Theory II

Oliver Henrich

Tuesday 13 May 08 - 2:00pm

Introduction to Mode Coupling Theory I

Oliver Henrich

Tuesday 8 Apr 08 - 2:00pm

Continuous-space birth-death processes: Part II

Tom Adams

Thursday 28 Feb 08 - 11:30am

Mean-field and continuous-space birth-death processes

Tom Adams

Thursday 21 Feb 08 - 11:30am

No meeting: Room unavailable

Thursday 14 Feb 08 - 11:30am

Fixation in subdivided populations (reprise)

Richard Blythe

Thursday 7 Feb 08 - 11:30am

Perturbative approach to the Navier-Stokes equation

Matthew Salewski

Thursday 31 Jan 08 - 11:30am

Statistical mechanics of run-and-tumble bacteria

Mike Cates

Thursday 17 Jan 08 - 11:30am

Fixation times in a randomly-mating subdivided population

Richard Blythe

Tuesday 27 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Rare events in the macroscopic limit

Julien Tailleur

Tuesday 20 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Steady state correlations in simple shear flow

Oliver Henrich

Tuesday 13 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Steady-State Distributions of Random Walks with (some) Memory

Yariv Kafri (Technion, Haifa, Israel)

Tuesday 6 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Non-normality and linear amplification

Alexander Morozov

Tuesday 30 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Waiting times in Markov jump processes

Paolo Visco

Tuesday 23 Oct 07 - 11:30am

No meeting: Go to the KB Microbiology meeting instead!

Tuesday 16 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Extreme value statistics, integer partitions and the Bose gas

Satya Majumdar (Orsay)

Tuesday 9 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Elements of information theory

Richard Blythe

Tuesday 2 Oct 07 - 11:30am

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

Lawrence Mitchell

Tuesday 25 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Driven interacting particle systems II: New perspectives

Royce Zia (Virginia Tech, USA)

Thursday 20 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Driven interacting particle systems I: A (re)introduction

Royce Zia (Virginia Tech, USA)

Tuesday 22 May 07 - 11:30am

No meeting: Victoria Day holiday

Thursday 17 May 07 - 11:30am

Modelling the wave of advance of neolithic agriculture

Morrel H Cohen (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University and Chemistry Department, Princeton University)

Tuesday 15 May 07 - 11:30am

DNA unzipping

Davide Marenduzzo

Tuesday 1 May 07 - 11:30am

Mass-transport models: part III

Martin Evans

Tuesday 24 Apr 07 - 11:30am

No meeting: Meeting room unavailable

Tuesday 17 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Factorised steady states in mass-transport models

Martin Evans

Tuesday 10 Apr 07 - 11:30am

No meeting: Easter Break

Tuesday 27 Mar 07 - 10:00am

Beyond the gene

Evelyn Fox Keller

Tuesday 20 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Brownian Motor

Richard Blythe

Tuesday 6 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Neural Networks

Arno Proeme

Tuesday 27 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Interfaces

Jamie Wood

Tuesday 20 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Transition to turbulence

Alexander Morozov

Tuesday 13 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Boundary conditions and the solution of the diffusion equation of population genetics

Alan McKane (Manchester University)

Tuesday 6 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Games

Graeme Ackland

Tuesday 30 Jan 07 - 11:30am

The Maxwell distribution in the microcanonical ensemble

Lawrence Mitchell

Tuesday 23 Jan 07 - 11:30am

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem

Neelofer Banglawala

Tuesday 16 Jan 07 - 11:30am

Proving an H-theorem for Stochastic Rotation Dynamics

Rupert Nash

Tuesday 12 Dec 06 - 11:30am

What happens next?

Andy Jackson

Tuesday 5 Dec 06 - 11:30am

Kinetic theory of granular media

Alex Buts

Tuesday 21 Nov 06 - 11:30am

Mean-field model of fungal growth

Kate Sugden

Tuesday 14 Nov 06 - 11:30am

Networks, potentials, detailed balance and all that

Graeme Ackland

Tuesday 7 Nov 06 - 11:30am

Ratchet models and their connection to cell motility

Davide Marenduzzo

Tuesday 24 Oct 06 - 11:30am

The forward flux sampling method for simulating rare events

Rosalind Allen

Tuesday 17 Oct 06 - 11:30am

Monto Carlo simulation and extended sampling

Andrew Jackson

Tuesday 3 Oct 06 - 11:30am

Exact solution of the asymmetric exclusion process

Richard Blythe

Thursday 13 Jul 06 - 11:30am

Information entropy of humpback whale songs

Richard Blythe

Thursday 29 Jun 06 - 11:30am

Evolving order from complexity

Jamie Wood

Thursday 22 Jun 06 - 11:30am

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

Lawrence Mitchell

Thursday 15 Jun 06 - 11:30am

Steady states of mass-transport models...

Tom Hanney

Thursday 8 Jun 06 - 11:30am

Computing defect energies for continuous spin glasses

Martin Weigel (Heriot-Watt)

Thursday 1 Jun 06 - 11:30am

Quorum sensing

Jamie Wood

Thursday 25 May 06 - 11:30am

Entropy and natural selection

Jonathan Coe

Thursday 18 May 06 - 11:30am

How efficiently do hard rods sample phase space?

Graeme Ackland

Thursday 11 May 06 - 11:30am

The Fokker Planck equation and its applications to population genetics

Jonathan Coe & Neelofer Banglawala

Thursday 4 May 06 - 11:30am

Adiabatic compression of a dilute classical gas

Richard Blythe

Thursday 20 Apr 06 - 11:30am

Some general properties of nonequilibrium steady states and a simple example

Beate Schmittmann (Virginia Tech)

Thursday 23 Mar 06 - 11:30am

Mode-coupling theory of the glass transition part 2

Thomas Voigtmann

Thursday 16 Mar 06 - 11:30am

Numerical computing

Andrew Jackson

Thursday 9 Mar 06 - 11:30am

Pair Approximation & Applications to Ecological Models

Lawrence Mitchell

Thursday 2 Mar 06 - 11:30am

Mode-coupling theory of the glass transition

Thomas Voigtmann

Thursday 23 Feb 06 - 11:30am

Memory equations

Martin Greenall

Thursday 16 Feb 06 - 11:30am

1/f noise in sandpile models

Mikko Alava (Helsinki University of Technology)

Thursday 9 Feb 06 - 11:30am

An introduction to Lattice Boltzmann

Rupert Nash

Thursday 26 Jan 06 - 11:30am

Spinning tops

Ben O'Leary

Thursday 12 Jan 06 - 11:30am

Bursts and heavy tails in human dynamics

Richard Blythe

Thursday 1 Dec 05 - 11:30am

Fock-space and generating-function approaches to a simple birth-death process

Jonathan Coe & Richard Blythe

Thursday 24 Nov 05 - 11:30am

Persistence and extreme statistics in fluctuating interfaces II

Satya Majumdar (Orsay)

Thursday 17 Nov 05 - 11:30am

Persistence and extreme statistics in fluctuating interfaces I

Satya Majumdar (Orsay)

Thursday 10 Nov 05 - 11:30am

Introduction to fluctuating interfaces

Martin Evans

Thursday 20 Oct 05 - 11:30am

Branching processes using occupation number formalism

Jonathan Coe

Thursday 13 Oct 05 - 11:30am

Disordered zero-range process

Tom Hanney

Thursday 6 Oct 05 - 11:30am

Daisyworld in zero dimensions

Jamie Wood