Prof. Martin Evans
 Position:

Personal Chair in Statistical Physics
 Research Theme:
 Condensed Matter and Photonics
 Research Group:
 Soft Matter, Statistical Physics and Biophysics
 Institution:
 Edinburgh
 Email address:
 m.evans@ed.ac.uk
 Telephone number:
 +44 (0)131 650 5294
 Address:
 School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom
Research interests
Professor Evans' research focusses on the statistical mechanics of nonequilibirum systems. Such systems are allpervasive in nature and form the central challenge of modern statistical physics  the classical assumptions of thermal equilibrium do not apply to most real world systems. Professor Evans has contributed to establishing a now vibrant and expanding field by elucidating the properties of simple mathematical models through various analytical and numerical techniques. These models, such as the asymmetric exclusion process and zerorange process which have proved fundamental in demonstrating unexpected phenomena such as nonequililbrium phase tranistions and are now used as baseline models for various biophysical systems. Current research initiative is to develop the application of these fundamental models to problems of biophysical transport, such as molecular motors, and to other complex nonequilibrium systems.
Teaching
I have taught many courses at various levels within the University, mainly concerening Mathematical Physics and Statistical Physics. Most recently I have taught a Level9 Electromagnetism course to all Mathematical Physics, Physics and Theoretical Phyiscs undergraduates, details of which can be found at http://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/~mevans/em/.
Research outputs
 Active interface growth and pattern formation in actinprotein systems, Physical Review Letters (2017)
 Predicting the dynamics of bacterial growth inhibition by ribosometargeting antibiotics DOI, Physical Biology, 14, 6 (2017)
 Renyi entropy of the totally asymmetric exclusion process DOI, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50, 47 (2017)
 Exact Solution of Two Interacting RunandTumble Random Walkers with Finite Tumble Duration DOI, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50 (2017)
 Long time scaling behaviour for diffusion with resetting and memory DOI, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2017)
 Interacting Brownian Motion with Resetting DOI, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2017)
 Conditioned random walks and interactiondriven condensation DOI, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50, 2 (2016)
 Matrix product solution to a 2species TASEP with open integrable boundaries DOI, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50 (2016)
 Spontaneous pulsing states in an active particle system DOI, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2016)
 Jamming and Attraction of Interacting RunandTumble Random Walkers DOI, Physical Review Letters, 116 (2016)