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Philip Hanson


I am currently a second year PhD student working in the area of population genetics and measure-valued Markov processes. My supervisors are Dr Dario Spanò, Dr Paul Jenkins and Dr Jere Koskela. I graduated with an MMath in 2017 from the University of Bath. My final year project was supervised by Professor Andreas Kyprianou and concerned Brownian excursions into the interior of the unit ball in 2 dimensions.

Research Interests:

My research interests are centred around probability and statistics and specific processes in these areas like the Wright-Fisher diffusion, Fleming-Viot processes and several kinds of coalescents. These processes in particular are of importance in the study of population genetics but are also interesting mathematical objects in their own right.


IPSA - Interplay of Probability, Statistics and Analysis, Joint CDT Colloquium, University of Warwick, April 2019

Probability Meets Biology Workshop, University of Bath, April/May 2019

LMS Probability Research School, University of Bath, July 2019



Teaching Assistant for MA131 Analysis 1&2 Terms 1&2

Teaching Assistant for ST116 Mathematical Techniques Term 1

Teaching Assistant for ST202 Stochastic Processes Term 2

Non-Research Interests:

In my spare time I like to play/referee Handball. In 2018/19 I was the Vice President of the University of Warwick Handball Club and next year I will be the Postgraduate and Welfare Officer for the club.


Office: B3.04, Zeeman Building