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Carl P. Dettmann

AMusA BSc(Hons) PhD FInstP
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Professor of Applied Mathematics

University of Bristol
School of Mathematics
Howard House
Queens Ave
Bristol BS8 1SD
United Kingdom
cnr Queens Ave and Elmdale Road
Room 5.19
Phone:+44 (117) 92 87994
Email (best means of contact): Carl.Dettmann at

Research: All publications, Top ten and Gallery and featured articles

Funded project: Spatially Embedded Networks

I am interested in regular and chaotic dynamics, most recently that of open systems, and methods of statistical physics, for example applied to wireless networks. These investigations have taken diverse directions, from black holes to lasers. A full list of topics can be found on the publications page.

Meeting organisation: Nonlinearity scientific meeting (London, September 2005), Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics (Durham, July 2006) Molecular Dynamics, Thermostats and Convergence to Equilibrium (Edinburgh, Nov 2008) Mathematical Billiards and Their Applications (Bristol, June 2010). Random walks on random networks, in conjunction with BMC 2016 (Bristol, March 2016). Short course and symposium related to the Spatially Embedded Networks project (Oxford, September 2016).

Research group

Opportunities: I am very happy to support applications of future research leaders for EPSRC, Leverhulme, Marie Curie and/or Royal Society postdoctoral fellowships. Well motivated students seeking an undergraduate project, MSc project, or PhD project, please come/email and discuss options. As well as standard PhD projects, there are opportunities in the Communications CDT.


Current units: Applied Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics 3/34
Past units: Applied Mathematics 2, Applied partial differential equations 2, Further Foundation Mathematics (formerly 1EM), General Relativity, Mathematical Methods and Special Relativity.
Some occasional lectures: Four lectures on cosmology ps pdf and one on open billiards and applications pdf

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