Theoretical Physics Colloquium: Leverhulme Peierls Fellows

14 Oct 2022
Seminars and colloquia
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU

Julia Yeomans, Francesco Mori, Andrew Mummery & Georges Obied

Seminar series
Theoretical physics colloquia

Prof Julia Yeomans FRS 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"