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Matthew Dickson



Originally from Newbury in Berkshire, Matthew graduated with a MMath from the University of Cambridge, and is currently in the first year of his PhD studies (second year MASDOC). He is working with Dr Stefan Adams on using large deviation techniques to study Bose-Einstein condensation in interacting systems.

In his undergraduate degree, Matthew focussed on theoretical physics (being particularly interested in statistical physics), and in the Masters' year of MASDOC he took more modules in probability, statistics and scientific computing. This Masters' year also involved two research projects:

  • Working with Prof. Wilfrid Kendall, Dr Sayan Banerjee, and three other MASDOC students on multi-server queuing systems. We studied the extent to which the moments of the job-size distribution are insufficient for describing the expected waiting time in a M/G/K queue.
  • Working with Dr Stefan Adams on my Summer Research Project: Equivalence of Ensembles for Mean Field Bose Gases.


Matthew's non-mathematical interests include cycling, playing racket sports (badly), and playing strategy computer games (very badly).