# Theory Club

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## Past Meetings

Wednesday 25 May 16 - 11:30am

Mean-field approach for random close packings of non-spherical particles

Adrian Baule

Wednesday 24 Feb 16 - 1:00pm

Ageing in Excitable and Oscillatory Systems.

Professor Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns (Jacobs University Bremen)

Wednesday 17 Feb 16 - 11:30am

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

Richard Blythe

Wednesday 10 Feb 16 - 11:30am

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

Richard Blythe

Tuesday 2 Feb 16 - 11:30am

Linking and predicting spatial macro-ecological patterns in species-rich ecosystems.

Sandro Azaele

Wednesday 27 Jan 16 - 11:30am

A simple model of non-self-averaging effects and its relevance to reproducibility of experiments.

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 20 Jan 16 - 11:30am

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

Joost de Graaf

Wednesday 25 Nov 15 - 11:30am

Molecular finite-size effects in stochastic models of equilibrium chemical systems

Ramon Grima

Wednesday 4 Nov 15 - 11:30am

Buddhapriya Chakrabarti

Wednesday 14 Oct 15 - 11:00am

Amit Das (National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore)

Wednesday 30 Sep 15 - 11:30am

Alex Slowman

Wednesday 23 Sep 15 - 11:30am

Alex Slowman

Wednesday 16 Sep 15 - 11:30am

An introduction to weak noise large deviations and macroscopic fluctuation theory

Cesare Nardini

Wednesday 9 Sep 15 - 11:30am

Introduction to matrix product stationary states of stochastic systems

Martin Evans

Wednesday 17 Jun 15 - 11:30am

Effective Markovian description of systems with coloured noise

Juraj Szavits Nossan

Wednesday 20 May 15 - 11:30am

The Cahn-Hilliard equation: phase separation and interfaces

Giulio De Magistris

Wednesday 13 May 15 - 11:30am

Non-equilibrium long-range systems and geophysical flows: kinetic theory and large deviations

Cesare Nardini

Wednesday 29 Apr 15 - 11:30am

Spatial opinion separation in social systems with stochastically moving agents

Jérôme Michaud

Wednesday 22 Apr 15 - 11:30am

Spatial opinion separation in social systems: A mean field approach

Jérôme Michaud

Sunday 12 Apr 15 - 11:30am

Entanglement measures and monotones

Peter Jarvis (School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Tasmania)

Wednesday 4 Mar 15 - 11:30am

An introduction to combinatorial physics and stochastic mechanics

Nicolas Behr

Wednesday 4 Feb 15 - 11:30am

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

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 21 Jan 15 - 11:30am

Theory of Elasticity - applications to the physics of bacteria

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 26 Nov 14 - 11:30am

Density functional theory in electronic structure calculations

Andreas Hermann

Wednesday 19 Nov 14 - 11:30am

Modelling Interfacial Growth: An Introduction to the KPZ equation

Justin Whitehouse

Wednesday 22 Oct 14 - 11:30am

"Non-integer Replicas" and the random energy model (REM)

Peter Mottishaw

Wednesday 15 Oct 14 - 11:30am

Introduction to the Directed Percolation Universality Class and the Contact Process

Martin Evans

Wednesday 8 Oct 14 - 11:30am

Oliver Henrich (EPCC)

Wednesday 1 Oct 14 - 11:30am

Multiple Relaxation Times in the Lattice Boltzmann Method

Oliver Henrich (EPCC)

Wednesday 17 Sep 14 - 11:30am

Correlated Extreme Values in Branching Brownian Motion

Kabir Ramola (LPTMS, France)

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 5 Mar 14 - 11:30am

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

Justin Whitehouse

Wednesday 22 Jan 14 - 11:30am

Bayesian methods (with a bit of cosmology)

Andrew Liddle (Institute for Astronomy, University fo Edinburgh)

Wednesday 18 Dec 13 - 11:30am

Solving differential equations with (pseudo-)spectral methods

Alexander Morozov

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 5 Jun 13 - 11:30am

!!!CANCELLED!!! The structure of transcription regulation networks

Steve Court

Wednesday 8 May 13 - 11:30am

Universal record statistics for random walks and Levy flights

Satya Majumdar (LPTMS, Université de Paris-Sud)

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 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 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 30 Jan 13 - 11:30am

The Use of the Information Theoretic Entropy in Thermodynamics

Justin Whitehouse

Wednesday 28 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 21 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Generalised matrix Ansatz and exact current fluctuations in the open ASEP

Alexandre Lazarescu

Wednesday 14 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Pattern formation in biology by reaction-diffusion systems

Philip Greulich

Wednesday 31 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Chris Hooley (SUPA, University of St Andrews)

Wednesday 24 Oct 12 - 11:30am

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

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 10 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Taking directions: self-organization of cortical microtubule array in plants

Bela Mulder

Wednesday 26 Sep 12 - 11:30am

Langevin equations for interface growth: Edwards-Wilkinson and KPZ equation

Martin Evans

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 27 Jun 12 - 11:30am

Molecular, ecological and evolutionary dynamics of quorum-sensing bacteria

Sam Brown

Wednesday 13 Jun 12 - 11:30am

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

Juraj Szavits Nossan

Wednesday 6 Jun 12 - 11:30am

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

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 16 May 12 - 11:30am

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

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 9 May 12 - 11:30am

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

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 25 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 2)

Bartek Waclaw

Wednesday 11 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Philip Greulich

Wednesday 14 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Responses to perturbations in Brownian dynamics simulations

Rosalind Allen

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 23 Nov 11 - 11:30am

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

Tom Lion

Wednesday 8 Jun 11 - 11:30am

Bayesian parameter inference in discrete state-space stochastic population models

Glenn Marion

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 16 Feb 11 - 11:30am

One step beyond linear stability analysis: the amplitude equation

Julien Tailleur

Wednesday 2 Feb 11 - 11:30am

Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling with and without detailed balance

Katrin Wolff

Wednesday 20 Oct 10 - 11:30am

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

Dominic Russell

Wednesday 22 Sep 10 - 11:30am

N. H. Barton

Wednesday 15 Sep 10 - 11:30am

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

Giuseppe Gonnella

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 28 Apr 10 - 11:30am

Front speeds, cut-offs, and the blow-up method in scalar reaction-diffusion equations

Nikola Popovic

Friday 19 Feb 10 - 2:00pm

Asymmetric exclusion process as a model for protein synthesis

Luca Ciandrini

Friday 15 Jan 10 - 2:00pm

How to solve f(x)=0 numerically? A globally convergent modification of the Newton-Raphson method

Alexander Morozov

Thursday 17 Sep 09 - 10:15am

Methodology of the determination of phase diagrams via computer simulations

Eduardo Sanz

Thursday 9 Jul 09 - 3:00pm

Damien Simon

Thursday 30 Apr 09 - 10:15am

Bhavin Khatri

Thursday 2 Apr 09 - 10:15am

Matthew Salewski

Thursday 26 Mar 09 - 10:15am

Matthew Salewski

Thursday 12 Feb 09 - 10:15am

Geometric bounds for eigenvalues of reversible Markov chains

Richard Blythe

Thursday 22 Jan 09 - 10:15am

Eigenvalue perturbations for matrices with arbitrary Jordan form - Part II

Arno Proeme

Thursday 15 Jan 09 - 10:15am

Eigenvalue perturbations for matrices with arbitrary Jordan form - Part I

Arno Proeme

Thursday 27 Nov 08 - 10:15am

Weak-segregation theory of microphase separation in block copolymers - Part I

Alexander Morozov

Thursday 20 Nov 08 - 10:15am

Statistical mechanics of a model of genetic switch with linear feedback - Part 2

Paolo Visco

Thursday 13 Nov 08 - 10:15am

Statistical mechanics of a model of genetic switch with linear feedback - Part 1

Paolo Visco

Tuesday 30 Sep 08 - 2:00pm

Current Fluctuations in the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Bethe Ansatz - Part II

Sylvain Prolhac

Tuesday 23 Sep 08 - 2:00pm

Current Fluctuations in the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Bethe Ansatz - Part I

Sylvain Prolhac

Tuesday 29 Apr 08 - 2:00pm

Metastability and topology - What can be read in a Fokker-Planck equation?

Julien Tailleur

Thursday 21 Feb 08 - 11:30am

No meeting: Room unavailable

Tuesday 13 Nov 07 - 11:30am

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

Yariv Kafri (Technion, Haifa, Israel)

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 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 24 Apr 07 - 11:30am

No meeting: Meeting room unavailable

Tuesday 10 Apr 07 - 11:30am

No meeting: Easter Break

Tuesday 3 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Condensation in the zero-range process and connection to sums of random variables

Martin Evans

Tuesday 13 Feb 07 - 11:30am

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

Alan McKane (Manchester University)

Tuesday 24 Oct 06 - 11:30am

The forward flux sampling method for simulating rare events

Rosalind Allen

Tuesday 10 Oct 06 - 11:30am

Connectivity of growing random networks: How preferential attachment leads to scale-free behaviour

Lawrence Mitchell

Thursday 22 Jun 06 - 11:30am

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

Lawrence Mitchell

Thursday 8 Jun 06 - 11:30am

Computing defect energies for continuous spin glasses

Martin Weigel (Heriot-Watt)

Thursday 11 May 06 - 11:30am

The Fokker Planck equation and its applications to population genetics

Jonathan Coe & Neelofer Banglawala

Thursday 20 Apr 06 - 11:30am

Some general properties of nonequilibrium steady states and a simple example

Beate Schmittmann (Virginia Tech)

Thursday 16 Feb 06 - 11:30am

Mikko Alava (Helsinki University of Technology)

Thursday 19 Jan 06 - 11:30am

The extinction of family names: generating functions and branching processes

Jonathan Coe

Thursday 15 Dec 05 - 11:30am

Kirchhoff's loop law and the maximum entropy production principle

Graeme Ackland

Thursday 8 Dec 05 - 11:30am

Method of characteristics for solving ‘quasi-linear’ partial differential equations

Martin Evans

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 3 Nov 05 - 11:30am

Richard Blythe

Thursday 27 Oct 05 - 11:30am

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

Richard Blythe

Thursday 15 Sep 05 - 11:30am

Parallel and random sequential updating schemes in the asymmetric exclusion process

Martin Evans

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