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Professor Nikolaos Zygouras, Co-Director, MASDOC CDT

My research lies in the field of Probability Theory and its applications to models of statistical physics (random media, statistical mechanics, stochastic PDEs). I am also interested in the relations to PDEs, representation theory and combinatorics.

You can contact me at or you can find me at C1.10 in the Zeeman building.


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Teaching :

In winter, 2019 I will teach the TCC course: Discrete Stochastic Analysis. In the past I have taught postgraduate courses: Brownian Motion (4th year / MSc / PhD) and Advanced topics in Applied Probability: Random Growth and Random Matrices. Graduate Probability, Large Deviations, Concentration of Measure, Mixing times and undergraduate courses: Statistics for Finance, Multivariate Statistics, Probability A,B, and Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Methods, Complex Variables, Calculus


I prefer to give blackboard talks. But when the microsoft powerpoint (i.e. chalk) is not available I resort to technology: Combinatorial structures in KPZ (a two part colloquium talk), Scaling limits & disorder


I am an Associate Editor at

Annals of Applied Probability

Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics


I am currently a co-director of MASDOC (Mathematics and Statistics Doctoral Center). This is an excellent PhD programme (1 year MSc training + 3 years PhD research) supported by Warwick's departments of Mathematics and Statistics. If you are interested in doing a PhD, I encourage you to apply !

There are also opportunities for a "straight PhD". If you think this suits you better and you are interested in my work, I encourage you to contact me.


Below are some events I have organised:

Random Polymers and Algebraic Combinatorics, supported by the Clay Math Institute and EPSRC

Stochastic Growth Models, supported by MiR@W (Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research @ Warwick)

School and Conference in Random Polymers, held and supported by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Singapore

Disordered Systems, held at the Math Research Institute at Warwick and supported by EPSRC

Orthogonal Polynomials, applications in Statistics and Stochastic Processes, supported partially by FP7 through a Marie Curie, International Reintegration Grant

Dr Zygouras