Jan De Gier

ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University Of Melbourne

Jan obtained his PhD in theoretical physics at The University of Amsterdam, moved in 1999 to Australia and has never looked back since. After a three year postdoc at the ANU he ended up at The University of Melbourne in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Jan is interested in both pure and applied aspects of statistical mechanical lattice models in mathematical physics. He studies on the one hand algebraic and combinatorial aspects of these models, and on the other works on applications to problems in the real world.

Jan is currently involved in a large scale traffic simulation of Melbourne’s inner north which underlying premise is the asymmetric simple exclusion process, a fundamental stochastic model in mathematical physics.