George Constable

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About me

I am currently studying for a PhD in the Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Group of the University of Manchester, under the supervision of Prof. Alan McKane. The focus of the research within our group is non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and its application to cross-disciplinary problems.
While I am primarily concerned with the mathematical problems in statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, I am also very interested in finding novel problems from other research areas in which these mathematical ideas can be applied. Broadly speaking these include models in population genetics, evolution, epidemiology and ecology.

Current Research

Ongoing work is focused on the consideration of alternative techniques for fast variable elimination in stochastic systems. I am also interested in investigating stochastic methods in optimal control theory.

Publications and Preprints

Population genetics on islands connected by an arbitrary network: An analytic approach
J. Theor. Biol. Vol 358, Pages 149-165 doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.05.033 (2014)
George W. A. Constable, Alan J. McKane.

Fast-mode elimination in stochastic metapopulation models
Phys. Rev. E. Vol 89, 032141 doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.032141 (2014)
George W. A. Constable, Alan J. McKane.

Stochastic Dynamics on Slow Manifolds
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. Vol 46, 295002 doi:10.1088/1751-8113/46/29/295002 (2013)
George W. A. Constable, Alan J. McKane, Tim Rogers.

TIM, a ray-tracing program for METATOY research and its dissemination
Johannes Courtial. Comp. Phys. Comm. Vol 183, Issue 3 (2012)
Dean Lambert, Alasdair C. Hamilton, George Constable, Harsh Snehanshu, Sharvil Talati,

Awards and Prizes


I am involved in the "Alan Turing: Maths and Morphogenesis" A-level study days run by the University of Manchester museum.
Here is a nice demonstration of how Fourier series may be used to construct arbitrary functions (graphs) from a sum of different waves.
Here is an interactive demonstration of pattern formation used courtesy of Tim Rogers, now based in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath.


Address: Office 7.26 Schuster Building,
School of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
M13 9PL,
United Kingdom.