Ben Goddard

I am currently a Reader in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, and a member of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Previous to this, I have been a lecturer at Edinburgh, preceded by postdocs in the groups of Serafim Kalliadasis (Imperial College, Chemical Engineering) and Volker Betz (University of Warwick, Mathematics, now TU Darmstadt, Mathematics). I undertook my PhD under Gero Friesecke (University of Warwick, Maths, now TU Munich, Mathematics).

Broadly speaking, my research concerns modelling, analysis and numerics for complex, multiscale systems. My work has applications in chemistry, physics, engineering and biology. Both the areas and techniques used in my research are very wide-ranging. I’m always happy to discuss my work with anyone, especially mathematicians, applied scientists, and prospective PhD students.

Trivia: I have Erdös number 4: Me –> Volker Betz –> Peter Mörters –> David Preiss –> Paul Erdös, and Bacon number 3: Me –(G103)–> Patrick Niknejad –(Harry Potter)–> Gary Oldman –(Criminal Law)–> Kevin Bacon.

This gives me an Erdös-Bacon number of 7.


30th March 2021

New paper on DDFT for granular media in Journal of Statistical Physics.

22nd February 2021

We'll be talking about Maths Circles at the Scottish Mathematical Council Conference on 6th March

27th January 2021

Happy to be able to confirm that I'll be talking about the rigorous foundations of DDFT at the BMC/BAMC in April

28th December 2020

New paper on the derivation of the Liouville/Boltzmann equation for hard particles in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh A.

6th November 2020

PhD position available jointly with the excellent Lynne Regan. See the Precision Medicine CDT page for details and to apply.

7th September 2020

New preprint on opinion dynamics: arxiv.

1st September 2020

Welcome to Michael and Iain, who are joining the group as PhD students in the MAC-MIGS CDT.

27th August 2020

Congratulations to Rory who will be taking up a postdoc position in Germany later in the year.

22nd July 2020

Congratulations to Tim, who was officially awarded his PhD today, and has recently started as a Data Scientist at Brainnwave!

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