I am looking for hardworking math grad students who:
1) know some category theory and ideally a bit of 2-category theory,
2) know some mathematical physics, stochastic processes and/or Bayesian network theory, and
3) want to apply these ideas to subjects like chemistry, biology, ecology and climate science.
We have very little money for foreign students, so this advertisement is mainly for students from the US and especially California. If you want to work with me, mention my name in your application.
I can’t promise to work with you, of course, until you’re accepted and I get to know you and decide we can work well together! Luckily there are other good professors in the department doing other interesting things.
I urge would-be students to come to my seminar, which meets once a week, and also my special sessions where we work on projects, which currently also occur once a week. I’ll pick students from among people who do these things. Right now there are 6 candidates. I can’t take this many new students every year, so I’ll pick the ones who show the most initiative and promise.
I’m working on network theory and information theory, and I’m also getting started on climate physics, especially glacial cycles. You can decide if these topics interest you by clicking on the links. I’m not taking students who want to do thesis work on my old interests (quantum gravity and n-categories).
The U.C.R. math building looks 2-dimensional in this shot, but I promise you’ll get a well-rounded education if you work with me.