Tobias Galla


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  Tobias.Galla@manchester.ac.uk

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  +44-(0)161-275-4264

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  +44-(0)161-306-4303

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  Tobias Galla
  Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Group
  School of Physics and Astronomy
  The University of Manchester
  Manchester
  England
  M13 9PL

 

 


Research Interests

  • statistical mechanics of complex systems
  • Minority Games+econophysics
  • models of opinion dynamics
  • evolutionary game theory, replicator equations
  • combinatorial optimisation, combinatorial auctions
  • defect formation in the Swift-Hohenberg equation
  • Ward identities in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories on the lattice

     Please click here for a more detailed description of our work


Funding


Trajectory


                     


  • since 09/07: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK
    (09/07-08/12 RCUK Fellow/Lecturer; since 08/12 Senior Lecturer)
  • May 2007: certificate Advanced security in the field, UN Department of Safety and Security 
  • 9/04-08/07: postdoc, ICTP Trieste statistical physics group (and INFM-CNR-SISSA),
    funded through STIPCO and GENNETEC networks
  • November 2004: Doctor of Philosophy, Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford,
    group of David Sherrington
  • December 1999: Diplom in Physics, University of Muenster, Germany
    group of Gernot Muenster
  • September 1996: Vordiplom in Physics and in Mathematics, University of Muenster 
  • June 1980: Diploma of play, Parents nursery school Palo Alto, California 

Recent work


For prospective MPhys students

I normally run 2-3 MPhys projects at any given time. These are usually linked to our ongoing research, I prefer to make them "mini-PhDs", which is why I normally favour full-year projects. Available topics vary from semester to semester (following the natural flow of our research), but they all focus on the application of nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics and the theory of stochastic processes to the mathematical modelling and simulation of problems in complex systems. Past and present topics have for example included
  • The dynamics of Minority Games
  • Chaos in game theory
  • Stochastic models of evolutionary processes
  • Agent-based modelling of evacuation dynamics
  • When symmetry breaks, how big are the pieces ? The dynamics of defect formation
  • Stochastic processes on complex networks
You might also want to look at the web pages of the Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Group, in particular the section on our research interests.

For prospective PhD students in the area of complex systems

If you are interested in a PhD in the area of complex systems, then you might also want to look at the web pages of the
Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Group, in particular the section on Postgraduate Opportunities, where you can find a list of potential topics. You can also contact me by email and come by to talk in more detail.


Meetings I (co-)organised

One-day IOP meeting
Complexity of evolutionary processes in biology and the behavioural sciences on 13th June in Manchester.
Organised by the Nonlinear and Complex Physics group of the IOP

Three-day meeting Modelling Complex Systems, Manchester, 21-23 June 2010

Mini Symposium Topological defects on 18th May 2010

One-day IOP meeting Complexity and nonlinear phenomena in biological systems on 20 May 2010 in Bath.
Organised by the Nonlinear and Complex Physics group of the IOP
Click here to enter the group's web page.

Three-day meeting: Introductory Lectures on Aspects of Complexity
University of Manchester, 6-8th July 2009
Please click
here for the programme and slides of presentations



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