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At the grave of Paley in 2012

Mark Pollicott

BSc (Mathematics and Physics) Warwick 1981
PhD (Mathematics) Warwick 1984

Mathematics Institute,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

Office: B.2.27
Tel: 44 (0)24 7657 4830
Email: masdbl@warwick.ac.uk
Web: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/people/staff/mark_pollicott/p1/


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As a student in 1982

Publications Preprints Research What's in a name? Asterisque Book (1990) Textbook




Asterisque Book (2015)

Research Interests

My main research area is Thermodynamic Formalism. I am particularly interested in applications to other areas of mathematics, including geometry, number theory, dimension theory and analysis.

A Little Background

I was both an undergraduate (in Mathematics and Physics) and a graduate student (in Mathematics at Warwick University. My PhD supervisor was the late William Parry, FRS. I returned to Warwick for the first time from 1992 to 1995 (as a Lecturer, then Reader) and for the second time in 2005 (as a Professor).

When not at Warwick, I held permanent positions in Edinburgh (New Blood Lecturer, 1984-88), Porto (Investigador Auxiliar, 1989-92) and Manchester (Fielden chair, 1996-2004).

I have also been the recipient of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (1992-97), two Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships (1998-99 and 2007-2008) and a E.U. Marie Curie Chair (2004-05). I currently hold a five year EPSRC Leadership Fellowship (2015-2020). In addition, I have held visiting positions at IHES (Paris, 1984-85 and 2012-13), IAS (Princeton, 1988-89), MSRI (Berkeley, 1989), CalTech (Pasadena, 1990) and Grenoble (1990).

I co-organized a 6 month programme on Ergodic Theory, Geometric Rigidity and Number Theory at the Newton Institute (2000); a year long symposium on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems (2010-2011); a 6 month programme on Fluctuations and Large Deviations at the CIB-Lausanne (2013); and a 4 month programme on Dimension and Dynamics at ICERM-Providence (2016).

I am a consulting editor for the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and an editor for the Journal of Fractal Geometry and a former editor of Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems and Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems