Prof. Christian Beck

I am Head of the
Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics Group
at Queen Mary.
I am also Chair of the
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division
of the European Physical Society (EPS).
From 1 Oct 2021 onwards I will be an Alan Turing Fellow.
I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
I am a CoEditor of
Europhysics Letters (EPL),
and an Advisory Editor of
Physica A.
Research  Publications  Editorial Membership  Teaching  Other Activities  Personal 
Also Nature Energy (2018) and
Scientific Reports (2018).
New paper on air pollution: Phys Rev. Research (2020)
New paper on wind persistence statistics: Scientific Reports (2019)
Some more specific topics:

Coupled Map Lattices and SpatioTemporal Chaos
Statistics of Lagrangian quantum turbulence
Thermodynamic Formalism of Dynamical Systems
Nonequilibrium phenomena

Generalized statistical mechanics methods for complex systems

Superstatistics
 environmental time series, air pollution statistics, traffic delay statistics

Brownian motion, Langevin processes, nonequilibrium situations

Fully Developed Turbulence
Stochastic processes on networks

Chaotic scalar fields, dynamical models of vacuum fluctuations

Possible measurable effects of dark energy and dark matter in superconducting devices
dark matter axions
extreme event statistics
stochastic volatility in mathematical finance
frequency fluctuations in power grids
In total my scientific work has been cited more than 8500 times.
Information for prospective PhD students
postdocs:
Dr Pau Rabassa (working on superstatistical methods in
the context of flooding and flood risk managementa),
until 2015
Dr Randall Martyr (working on load balancing problems in electricity markets), until 2019
Dr Benjamin Schaefer (Marie Curie Fellow) (working on power grid dynamics and datadriven approaches to complex systems), until June 2021. He is now an associate professor in As/Oslo.
academic visitors:
Dr Chris Penrose (working on rigorous aspects of superstatistical dynamical systems), until 2019
Dr Cigdem Yalcin (working on superstatistical models and cosmic rays)
PhD students:
Shihan Miah (working on quantum turbulence, PhD awarded in 2015)
Dan Xu (working on share price statistics, PhD awarded in 2017)
Griffin Williams (working on air pollution statistics, PhD awarded in 2019)
Jin Yan (working on coupled axion models and dynamical systems, PhD awarded in 2021, now at MPIPKS Dresden)
Hankun He (working on air pollution statistics, 2nd year)
My 1st book (with F. Schloegl, Cambridge University Press, 1993)
(paperback edition 1995)
My 2nd book (World Scientific, 2002)
Here you can see it in more detail.
This has appeared in the
Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics of World Scientific.
Another book of which I am a coeditor (World Scientific, 2005)
I am also an Advisory Editor of
PHYSICA A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.
I was the founding director of the MSc in Mathematical Finance
Anomalous Distributions, Nonlinear Dynamics and Nonextensivity, Santa Fe (Nov. 2002)
Symposium of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies,
April 2003
NEXT 2003, Italy, September 2003
Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena, Salvador, Brazil, October 2003
Pattern Formation, KITP Santa Barbara, October  November 2003
Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, Udine (Sept. 2004)
Complexity, Metastability, and Nonextensivity (Erice, Sicily, 2026 July 2004)
International Workshop on Complexity and Nonextensivity, Kyoto (March 2005)
Interdisciplinary Aspects of Turbulence, Tegernsee (April 2005)
News, Expextations and Trends in Statistical Physics, Crete (August 2005)
Astrophysics as Interdisciplinary Science, Tokyo (September 2005)
Anomalous Transport, Bad Honnef (July 2006)
Summer School and Workshop on Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics,
ICTP Trieste
(August 2006)
The Logic of Nature, Complexity and New Physics,
Erice (September 2006)
Outstanding
questions for the standard cosmological model, Imperial College London (March 2007)
Origins
of dark energy, Hamilton (May 2007)
Complexity, Metastability, and
Nonextensivity, Catania (July 2007)
SigmaPhi Conference on Statistical Physics, Crete (July 2008)
GreekTurkish Conference on Dynamical Systems and Statistical
Mechanics, Rhodos/Marmaris (September 2008)
NEXT2008, Brazil (October 2008)
XI Latin American Workshop
on Nonlinear Phenomena, Buzios, Brazil (October 2009)
GreekTurkish Conference on Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics,
TuruncSymi (September 2010)
International Workshop of Statistical Physics and Mathematics
of Complex Systems, Wuhan, China (October 2010)
Sigma Phi 2011 Conference, Cyprus (July 2011)
European Conference on Complex Systems, Vienna (September 2011)
as well as about 30 further meetings 20112021.
Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics, Durham, 313 July 2006
(Durham Cathedral)
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