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4th year projects 2019/20 (more information via email to Stefan Adams):

(1.) Large deviations for random walks or Brownian motions (deviation from the law of large numbers & connection with entropy): several projects linked to MA4L3; MA3K0; MA4F7 ;MA4F7; MA4A7; MA4L2; MA482

(2.) Large deviations for random integer sequences and their minimisers - an application from MA4L3.

(3.) Large deviations for random partitions and the scaled shape limits of Young tableaux - an application from MA4L3.

(4.) Percolation models (Delaunay graphs, Voronoi graphs, triangle lattice; Euclidean plane) and their critical regime.

(5.) Neural networks and machine learning

MSc projects (list of examples - more via discussion with Stefan Adams):

(1.) Large deviations for integrated random walks (with different applications)

(2.) Scalings limits for cycle distributions (non-standard CLTs)

(3.) Percolation for interacting Voronoi fields in the Euclidean plane

(4.) Gaussian free field (discrete) and its scaling to the continuous version

Ph.D. projects (list of examples of possible directions/questions):

(I) Renormalisation group theory via infinite-dimensional Laplace integral methods

(II) Large deviations for multi-dimensional random walks under pinning constraints and their percolation behaviour

(III) Gaussian Free Field (real and complex) and Bosonic loop measures

(IV) Continuum percolation for Delaunay models in $ \R^2 $ and other random graph model in two dimensions

(V) Breaking of continuous symmetries - mathematical approach to crystallisation


Current Ph.D. students:

Shannon Horrigan (MASDOC) (September 2016 - ) - Phase transitions - breaking of symmetries in 2d continuum models (Delaunay & Voronoi models)

Matthew Dickson (MASDOC) (September 2015 - ) - Bose-Einstein condensation phenomena and scaling limits for a class of mean-field models

Quirin Vogel (MASDOC) (September 2016 - ) - Space-time random walks, scaling limits and Bosonic loop measures

Former PhD students:

Owen Daniel (September 2011-September 2015) - Bosonic Loop Soups and Their Occupation Fields

Alexander Kister (September 2015) - Sample path large deviations for the Laplacian model with pinning interaction in (1 + 1)-dimension

Michael Eyers (January 2015) - On Delaunay Random Cluster Models

William Nollett (December 2013) - Phase transitions and the random-cluster representation for Delaunay Potts models with geometry-dependent interactions