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 non-equilibirum systems. Such systems  are all-pervasive 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 zero-range 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 non-equilibrium 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 Level-9 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

  1. Active interface growth and pattern formation in actin-protein systems
    F. Cagnetta, M. R. Evans and D. Marenduzzo, Physical Review Letters (2017)
  2. Predicting the dynamics of bacterial growth inhibition by ribosome-targeting antibiotics DOI
    Philip Greulich, Jakub Dolezal, Matthew Scott, Martin R. Evans and Rosalind J. Allen, Physical Biology, 14, 6 (2017)
  3. Renyi entropy of the totally asymmetric exclusion process DOI
    Anthony Wood, Richard Blythe and Martin Evans, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50, 47 (2017)
  4. Exact Solution of Two Interacting Run-and-Tumble Random Walkers with Finite Tumble Duration DOI
    A. B. Slowman, M. R. Evans and R. A. Blythe, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50 (2017)
  5. Long time scaling behaviour for diffusion with resetting and memory DOI
    Denis Boyer, Martin R. Evans and Satya N. Majumdar, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2017)
  6. Interacting Brownian Motion with Resetting DOI
    Ricardo Falcao and Martin R. Evans, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2017)
  7. Conditioned random walks and interaction-driven condensation DOI
    Juraj Szavits-Nossan, Martin R. Evans and Satya N. Majumdar, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50, 2 (2016)
  8. Matrix product solution to a 2-species TASEP with open integrable boundaries DOI
    N. Crampe, M. R. Evans, K. Mallick, E. Ragoucy and M. Vanicat, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50 (2016)
  9. Spontaneous pulsing states in an active particle system DOI
    Sarah Klein, Cécile Appert-Rolland and Martin R. Evans, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2016)
  10. Jamming and Attraction of Interacting Run-and-Tumble Random Walkers DOI
    Alexander Slowman, Martin Evans and Richard Blythe, Physical Review Letters, 116 (2016)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11