Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Projects

I am offering Ph.D.
or postdoctoral projects in the range of the following research themes:

projects that are more on the numerical
side (i.e., based on computer simulations):

- chaos in a simple map model of an interacting many-particle system (calculate Lyapunov exponents both analytically and numerically)
- diffusion in chaotic particle billiards (rotating disk channel, periodic
Lorentz gases, bouncing ball billiard)

- transport
in thermostated dynamical systems (which are dynamical systems in
nonequilibrium situations connected with thermal reservoirs) and active brownian particles (used to model biological dynamics)

- chaotic
diffusion in nanopores (particularly so-called zeolites, a project that
should bridge the gap between theory and applications)

- deterministic ratchets (also called molecular motors)

- weak chaos and superdiffusion in intermittent deterministic
maps (requires some simple simulations, stochastic theory and dynamical systems theory): see here for a full project proposal

- pseudochaotic
transport in polygonal billiards (a tough project, more on the
mathematical side; may require some infinite precision computer
simulations)

- anomalous fluctuation relations in the comb model (simulations in comparison to stochastic theory)
- extreme events in simple chaotic maps (simulations and dynamical systems theory)
- diffusion in quantum mechanical multibaker maps

- possibly a project related to one of the sections in Chapter 17 of my recent book

- experimental
data analysis and stochastic modeling of bumblebee flights (together
with the exp. biology group of Prof. Chittka at QMUL): see here for a full project proposal

- experimental data analysis and stochastic modeling of anomalous biological cell migration (together with experimentalists around Dr.P.Dieterich, Dresden)
- experimental
data analysis and stochastic modeling of eye movements (together with
the experimental group of Dr.F.Huettig, MPI for Psycholinguistics,
Nijmegen, NL

last update: July 2013