Department of Mathematics  
  University of Warwick

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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
Fax:      44 (0)871 263 7711

Research Interests

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

A Little Background

I was both an undergraduate (in  Physics)  and a graduate student (in Mathematics) at Warwick. 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 (to a chair). When not at Warwick, I held permanent positions in Edinburgh (New Blood Lecturer, 1985-88),  Porto (Investigador Auxiliar, 1989-92) and Manchester (Fielden chair, 1996-2004).

I  have held visiting positions at IHES (Paris, 1984-85 and 2012-2013),  IAS (Princeton, 1988-89), MSRI(Berkeley, 1989),   CalTech (Pasadena, 1990) and Grenoble (1990). I have also been the recipient of 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). From December 2014, I will hold an EPSRC leadership fellowship for five years.

In addition, I have also co-organized a 6 month programme on Ergodic Theory, Geometric Rigidity and Number Theory at the Newton Institute (Cambridge, 2000), a 12 month symposium on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems (Warwick, 2010-2011) and a 6 month programme Hyperbolic dynamics, large deviations and fluctuations at the CIB (Lausanne, 2013). In the Spring of 2016 I will be co-organizing a programme at ICERM (Brown, USA) on Dimension and dynamics .

I am on the editorial boards of Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems (for which I was a managing editor for 11 years) and the Journal of Fractal Geometry and I am consulting editor for Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society

Errata for Textbook
Students/Postdocs Monograph with Parry
Dynamical Systems Seminar at Warwick
Curriculum Vitae Roots of Pollicott name