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Dynamical Systems

The Mathematics Department at Warwick has a large and very active research group in Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, with an international reputation established over several decades. Warwick University is also the home to the leading journal in the field, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems published by Cambridge University Press.

Members in the Department working in this area have a wide range of interests. These include smooth dynamical systems, thermodynamic formalism, real and complex dynamics, ergodic Ramsey theory statistical properties of deterministic systems, translation surfaces, KAM and Hamiltonian systems. There are also applications to geometry, fractal geometry, number theory and noncommutative geometry, dynamics applied to physical systems, dynamics applied to biology, dynamics and computation, numerical methods for stochastic differential equations and many others.

Permanent members of staff who work in Dynamical Systems

  • Tim Austin (Ergodic Theory), from July 2023
  • Adam Epstein (Complex analytic dynamics)
  • Vasseli Gelfreich (Hamiltonian dynamical systems)
  • Oleg Kozlovski (Low dimensional dynamics)
  • Joel Moreira (Ergodic Ramsey theory)
  • Ian Melbourne (Stochastic dynamical systems)
  • Mark Pollicott (Thermodynamic formalism)
  • Rohini Ramada (Complex dynamics and arithmetic dynamics)
  • Cagri Sert (Ergodic theory, random walks and homogeneous spaces)
  • Richard Sharp (Ergodic theory and applications to geometry)
  • John Smillie (Translation surfaces and complex dynamics in higher dimensions)

There are also many graduate students and a number of postdoctoral researchers working in this group.
Prospective graduate students can apply directly to the department.


There are weekly seminars on Tuesdays at 2pm, as well as learning seminars organised around specific topics.