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Postgraduate Opportunities

I am always looking for qualified enthusiastic PhD students in the area of complex systems. You will normally have a background (undergraduate) degree in physics or mathematics and a keen interest in stochastic dynamics, complex systems and both mathematical work and computer simulations. Further details about my research interests can be found at 


Feel free to email me or to come by my office for a chat. 



2004 DPhil theoretical physics, University of Oxford

1999 Diplom in physics, University of Muenster (Germany) 

1980 Diploma of play, Parents' Nursery School, Palo Alto (California)

Other research


  • 1. statistical mechanics of complex systems
  • 2. evolutionary dynamics, finite populations and game theory
  • 3. models of cancer evolution
  • 4. mathematical modelling, uncertainty quantification and healthcare
  • 5. stochastic pattern formation
  • 6. networked systems


2020-date: Professor of Theoretical Physics

2016-2020: Reader, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

2012-2016: Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

2007-2012: RCUK Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester 

2004-2007 postdoctoral research fellow, International Centre for Theoretical Physics and International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy

2000-2004 DPhil, theoretical physics, University of Oxford

1994-2000 undergraduate studies physics+mathematics, University of Muenster, Germany; diplom in physics 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics
  • statistical mechanics
  • complex systems

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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