Dr Nicolas Dirr
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 70920
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74199
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations with stochastic coefficients and scaling limits, in particular as mathematical models for phase transition and nucleation (often evolution equations for interface motion) and their derivation from interacting particle systems.
- Interfaces in heterogeneous and random media and associated nonlinear PDEs
- Interacting Stochastic Processes and their scaling limits
- Stochastic nonlinear PDEs
- Nonlinear PDEs and Stochastic Processes
- Homogenization and Gamma-convergence
- Scaling limits of singularly perturbed differential equations.
2006-2007 Member and theme leader of focus research group (Forschergruppe) "Analysis and Stochastics in Complex Physical Systems," Berlin/Leipzig, Germany
2007-2010 Royal Society and LMS travel and conference grant
Major Conference Talks
Isaac Newton Institute (Stochastic Partial Differential Equations), invited programme participant.
Stochastic Processes and Applications, Osaka, invited talk in focus session.
Analysis of Stochastic Surface Evolution, Leipzig, Germany, invited speaker.
Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs and Free Boundary Problems: Applications to homogenization, Vancouver, invited speaker.
Free Boundary Problems 2008, Stockholm, invited speaker and organiser of focus session.
Vaios Laschos ( University of Bath, jointly with Dr. Johannes Zimmer)
Diploma in Mathematics: University of Bonn, Germany, 1998
PhD – University of Leipzig, Germany, 2002
1998 - 2002: Research Associate, University of Leipzig and Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig.
2002 - 2004: Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin (partially supported by a Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD)
2004 - 2007: Junior Research Group Leader, Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig.
2007 - March 2011: RCUK fellow, University of Bath
April 2011 -Present: Reader in Mathematical Analysis, School of Mathematics, University of Cardiff