Prof. Christian Beck

My research interests are in Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic Processes, and Statistical Physics,
including mathematical modelling of complex systems and interdisciplinary applications.
I am Head of the Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics Group at Queen Mary.
I am also Chair of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS).
I am a CoEditor of Europhysics Letters (EPL), an Advisory Editor of Physica A, and an Editor of Chaos, Solitons, Fractals.
Research  Publications  Editorial Membership  Teaching  Other Activities  Personal 
Some more specific topics:

Coupled Map Lattices and SpatioTemporal Chaos
Statistics of Lagrangian quantum turbulence
Thermodynamic Formalism of Dynamical Systems
Nonequilibrium phenomena

Generalized statistical mechanics methods for complex systems

Superstatistics
 environmental time series, floodings, flood risk management

Brownian motion, Langevin processes, nonequilibrium situations

Fully Developed Turbulence
Stochastic processes on networks

Chaotic scalar fields, dynamical models of vacuum fluctuations

Possible measurable effects of dark energy and dark matter in superconducting devices
dark matter axions
extreme event statistics
stochastic volatility in mathematical finance
pricing models for local electricity markets
In total my scientific work has been cited more than 5200 times.
Information for prospective PhD students
postdoc:
Dr Pau Rabassa (working on superstatistical methods in
the context of flooding and flood risk management, now
employed by BNP Paribas (2015))
academic visitor:
Dr Chris Penrose (working on rigorous aspects of superstatistical dynamical systems)
current PhD students:
Shihan Miah (working on quantum turbulence, PhD awarded in 2015)
Dan Xu (working on mathematical finance, 3rd year)
Griffin Williams (working on mathematical finance, 1st year)
My 1st book (with F. Schloegl, Cambridge University Press, 1993)
(paperback edition 1995)
My 2nd book (World Scientific, 2002)
Here you can see it in more detail.
This has appeared in the
Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics of World Scientific.
Another book of which I am a coeditor (World Scientific, 2005)
I am also an Advisory Editor of
PHYSICA A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.
If you like to submit a manuscript,
please submit on the
Elsevier website,
choose C. Tsallis as a main editor and
add a comment that you want me (as an
advisory editor) to handle your paper.
Finally, I am also Editor of
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
Office hours (semester B): Tuesdays 2.303.30pm (room 4.05)
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I was the founding director of the MSc in Mathematical Finance
Anomalous Distributions, Nonlinear Dynamics and Nonextensivity, Santa Fe (Nov. 2002)
Symposium of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies,
April 2003
NEXT 2003, Italy, September 2003
Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena, Salvador, Brazil, October 2003
Pattern Formation, KITP Santa Barbara, October  November 2003
Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, Udine (Sept. 2004)
Complexity, Metastability, and Nonextensivity (Erice, Sicily, 2026 July 2004)
International Workshop on Complexity and Nonextensivity, Kyoto (March 2005)
Interdisciplinary Aspects of Turbulence, Tegernsee (April 2005)
News, Expextations and Trends in Statistical Physics, Crete (August 2005)
Astrophysics as Interdisciplinary Science, Tokyo (September 2005)
Anomalous Transport, Bad Honnef (July 2006)
Summer School and Workshop on Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics,
ICTP Trieste
(August 2006)
The Logic of Nature, Complexity and New Physics,
Erice (September 2006)
Outstanding
questions for the standard cosmological model, Imperial College London (March 2007)
Origins
of dark energy, Hamilton (May 2007)
Complexity, Metastability, and
Nonextensivity, Catania (July 2007)
SigmaPhi Conference on Statistical Physics, Crete (July 2008)
GreekTurkish Conference on Dynamical Systems and Statistical
Mechanics, Rhodos/Marmaris (September 2008)
NEXT2008, Brazil (October 2008)
XI Latin American Workshop
on Nonlinear Phenomena, Buzios, Brazil (October 2009)
GreekTurkish Conference on Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics,
TuruncSymi (September 2010)
International Workshop of Statistical Physics and Mathematics
of Complex Systems, Wuhan, China (October 2010)
Sigma Phi 2011 Conference, Cyprus (July 2011)
European Conference on Complex Systems, Vienna (September 2011)
as well as about 20 further meetings 20112015.
Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics, Durham, 313 July 2006
(Durham Cathedral)
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