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Mark PollicottBSc (Maths&Phys) Warwick 1981

As a student in 1982 
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Research Interests
My main research area is Thermodynamic Formalism, which is a subset of Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems. I am particularly interested in applications to other areas of mathematics, including geometry, number theory, dimension theory and analysis. A brief description is here.


The dimension of the cantor set of numbers whose continued fraction contains only digits 1 and 2. 
A circle packing: The diameters of the circles have a simple asymptotic formula 
A simple "Blue Peter" model of a chaotic flow corresponding to a geodesic flow 
A Little Background
I was born in Nottingham, England and attended High Pavement Grammer School, where my housemaster was booker prize winning author Stanley Middleton. I was both an undergraduate (in the Physics Department) and a graduate student (in the Mathematics Department ) at Warwick University. My PhD supervisor was the late William Parry, FRS. I returned to Warwick for the first time from 1992 to 1995 (as a Lecturer, then Reader) and for the second time in 2005 (as a Professor).
When not at Warwick, I held permanent positions in Edinburgh (New Blood Lecturer, 198488), Porto (Investigador Auxiliar, 198992) and Manchester (Fielden chair, 19962004).
I have also been the recipient of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (199297), two Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships (199899 and 20072008), a E.U. Marie Curie Chair (200405) and an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship (20152019). I currently hold an ERC Advanced Grant (20192024).
In addition, I have held visiting positions at IHES (Paris, 198485 and 201213), IAS (Princeton, 198889), MSRI (Berkeley, 1989 and 2015), CalTech (Pasadena, 1990) and Grenoble (1990). From JulDec.2019 I held the Jean Morlet chair at CIRM (LuminyMarsailles).
Scientific Activities
I have coorganized a 6 month programme on Ergodic Theory, Geometric Rigidity and Number Theory at the Newton Institute (2000); a year long symposium on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems (20102011); a 6 month programme on Fluctuations and Large Deviations at the CIBLausanne (2013); and a 4 month programme on Dimension and Dynamics at ICERMProvidence (2016), as well many other individual conferences.including a school, workshop and conference on Thermodynamic Formalism (CIRMLuminy, 112 July and 913 December, 2019).
I am a consulting editor for the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, an editor for the Journal of Fractal Geometry and Nonlinearity, and a former editor of both Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems and Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems.