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
 Effects of refractory period on stochastic resetting DOI, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (2018)
 Minimal stochastic field equations for onedimensional flocking, Physical Review E (2018)
 Exact spectral solution of two interacting runandtumble particles on a ring lattice, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2018)
 Run and tumble particle under resetting DOI, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 51 (2018)
 Width Scaling of an Interface Constrained by a Membrane DOI, Physical Review Letters, 121 (2018)
 Active Growth and Pattern Formation in MembraneProtein Systems DOI, Physical Review Letters (2018)
 Phenotypic Switching Can Speed up Microbial Evolution DOI, Scientific Reports (2018)
 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)