Professor Nicolas Dirr

Professor Nicolas Dirr

Personal Chair

School of Mathematics

Email:
dirrnp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0920
Location:
M/2.16, 2nd Floor, Mathematics Institute, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG

Research Interests:
My interests comprise nonlinear Partial Differential Equations with stochastic coefficients and related scaling limits, in particular as mathematical models for phase transition and nucleation (often evolution equations for interface motion), and (stochastic) homogenisation of such equations and their relation to interacting particle systems.
More precisely:

  • Interfaces in heterogeneous and random media and associated nonlinear PDEs
  • Homogenization
  • Interacting Stochastic Processes and their scaling limits
  • Nonlinear PDEs and Stochastic Processes

Research Group:
Mathematical Analysis Research Group

Education

  • Certificate of Advance Study in Mathematics, Cambridge, 1996
  • Diploma in Mathematics: University of Bonn, Germany, 1998
  • PhD  University of Leipzig, Germany, 2002

Career Overview

  • 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

Modules:

  • MA1005 Foundations of Mathematics I
  • MA4007 Measure Theory

Present PhD students

  • Peter Embacher (jointly with Johannes Zimmer)

Past PhD students

  • Vaios Laschos (University of Bath, jointly with Dr. Johannes Zimmer)

Current PhD projects: If you are interested in doing a PhD in an area close to my research please contact me directly.

Research Interests:

My interests comprise nonlinear Partial Differential Equations with stochastic coefficients and related scaling limits, in particular as mathematical models for phase transition and nucleation (often evolution equations for interface motion), and (stochastic) homogenisation of such equations and their relation to interacting particle systems.
More precisely:

  • Interfaces in heterogeneous and random media and associated nonlinear PDEs
  • Homogenization
  • Interacting Stochastic Processes and their scaling limits
  • Nonlinear PDEs and Stochastic Processes

Funding: Leverhulme, LMS, EPSRC

PhD projects: Please contact me directly for current PhD projects