## About my research

*Statistical physics* is the study of how
*structures and patterns* emerge in *complex systems*
from the interactions between their *component parts*.

Traditionally, statistical physics applies to *solids,
liquids and gases* and predicts material properties like *melting
temperatures*. A major research challenge is to make similar predictions for systems
for *out of equilibrium* systems, for example, when heat flows through a room.

The mathematical techniques for solving these problems apply to complex
interacting systems in general. Hence statistical physicists work in a *huge
variety* of areas. A lot of my own work relates to the non-equilibrium
*evolutionary dynamics* of biological populations and cultural behaviour, particularly
*language*.

## Learn more

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