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Benjamin Collyer

Presumably through no fault of your own, you have landed in my small corner of the internet. Read on to find out a bit more about me and my interests.

About Me

I am currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Dr Duncan Lockerby and Dr Colm Connaughton. My main area of research lies within the field of rarefied gas dynamics and kinetic theory.


  • 2010 - present : University of Warwick, Complexity DTC
  • 2006 - 2010 : University of Bath, Mathematics


Broadly speaking, these are some of my interests:

  • Systems held out of equilibrium
  • Probability & stochastic processes
  • Non-linear systems
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Computational fluid dynamics

MSc Mini-Projects

As part of my MSc year in the Complexity DTC, I undertook two 3-month mini-projects. More details about the work I did for these will follow soon...

Last Passage Percolation: Fixation on a Binary Tree

Rarefied Gas Dynamics: A Fokker-Planck Approximation to the Boltzmann Collision Operator

Boating on the Ouse


At reasonable times I can be found in the following office

D2.05, Complexity Science Complex,

Zeeman Building,

University of Warwick,

Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

My email address is b dot collyer at