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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
Fry building
Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1UG
United Kingdom
Room 1.41
Phone:+44 (117) 42 84915
(new; the previous number will redirect for a while)
Email (best means of contact): Carl.Dettmann at

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

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.

Recent meeting organisation: Random walks on random networks, in conjunction with BMC 2016 (Bristol, March 2016). Billiards minisymposium at DDE 2018 (Loughborough, September 2018). Short course and symposium on spatially embedded networks: Oxford September 2016, Oxford September 2017, Bristol September 2018, Oxford September 2019.

Research group


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.


Past units: Applied Dynamical Systems, Applied Mathematics 2, Applied partial differential equations 2, Further Foundation Mathematics (formerly 1EM), General Relativity, Mathematical Investigations, Mathematical Methods, Special Relativity and Statistical Mechanics 3/34 .
Some occasional lectures: Four lectures on cosmology ps pdf and one on open billiards and applications pdf. See also the slides on connection functions and mobility in the 2016 and 2017 SEN short course websites above.

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