Theoretical Physics Colloquium: Leverhulme Peierls Fellows

Seminars and colloquia
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU

Shivaji Sondhi, Francesco Mori, Andrew Mummery & Georges Obied

Seminar series
Theoretical physics colloquia

Prof Shivaji Sondhi will introduce the three Leverhulme Peierls Fellows:

Fancesco Mori "Universal properties of the run-and-tumble particle" In this talk, I will present recent results on the statistical properties of active particles. I will focus on the run-and-tumble particle (RTP) model, which describes the persistent motion of a class of bacteria, including E. coli. I will show that many properties of this model at the single-particle level, such as the survival probability and the record statistics, are universal, i.e., independent of the system's dimension and the speed fluctuations of the particle. This universality is a consequence of the Sparre Andersen theorem for discrete-time random walks in one dimension.

Andrew Mummery "Black hole accretion in the relativistic regime"

Georges Obied 'The Swampland and the Dark Sector"