New postdoctoral researcher

We welcome Julian Newman who has just joined the Centre for Systems, Dynamics and Control (and the Maths department) as a postdoctoral fellow on the EU funded TiPES (Tipping points in the Earth system) project:

He will be working with Peter Ashwin and Jan Sieber on aspects of the mathematical theory of tipping points for nonautonomous systems. Julian did his PhD at Imperial College in 2016 and recently was working as a postdoc at the University of Lancaster.

CompleNet coming to Exeter

Exeter will host CompleNet, a major network science conference, from March 31 through April 2, 2020. Themes of the conference include structure and dynamics on and of networks. See the conference website for more details and submission dates.

Postdoctoral research fellow: Mathematics of Tipping Points in Complex Dynamical Systems

Mathematics of Tipping Points in Complex Dynamical Systems

This post is available for 36 months from 2  September 2019.

Details and to apply:

Summary of the role/position
You will join the EU-funded H2020 project “Tipping Points of the Earth System” (TiPES) and undertake research into theoretical and applied aspects of tipping points and of relevance to complex multiscale systems such as the Earth system.

Several subsystems of the Earth may respond abruptly at critical future levels of anthropogenic forcing, which have been associated with tipping points (TPs). TiPES aims to identify safe operating spaces in terms of critical forcing levels. The TiPES project is a joint project involving 18 European institutions, combining paleoclimatology, time series analysis, Earth system modelling of past and future climates, applied mathematics and dynamical system theory, as well as decision theory.

You will participate in the development of mathematical theory to underpin safe operating space for the earth system in the presence of tipping points. You will primarily contribute to work package WP5 of the TiPES project, which addresses “The theoretical underpinning for safe operating spaces in the presence of TPs”. You will be expected to develop tools that are applicable to classify, predict, quantify and mitigate TPs, in collaboration with other work packages.

The post will be based within the Department of Mathematics and Research Centres related to theoretical and applied dynamical systems, climate modelling and strong links to interdisciplinary Research Institutes.

Conference in Dynamics, Number Theory and Geometry

There will be a half-day conference in dynamics, number theory, and geometry.

Venue:  University of Exeter

Date:  05 April 2019 (Friday) Afternoon.

The workshop is organized by Dr Jimmy Tseng (Exeter) and more details are on:

PhD studentship available

Networks of interacting oscillatory units are abundant in nature and technology. There is a PhD studentship available to understand how the interactions between individual units shape the overall network dynamics. The studentship covers all fees and includes a stipend for living expenses. Deadline is Nov 30, 2018; click here to apply.

The dynamics of a piecewise isometry

Pedro Peres, a PhD student within the Centre, has recently produced a short YouTube video that illustrates some aspects of the dynamics of a piecewise isometry that he has been studying as part of his reseach. You can find more about his work on the mathematics of this system in



Workshop on Network dynamics: bridging theoretical advances and applications

Kyle Wedgwood and Christian Bick are hosting a workshop on Network dynamics: bridging theoretical advances and applications at the University of Exeter on Mon/Tue, April 9-10, 2018. Please see the workshop webpage for more information and registration.

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