Dr Mike Evans

Dr Mike Evans


As a theoretical physicist working in the School of Mathematics, I am interested in mathematically modelling the physical world, to discover the simple principles governing complex systems.

With my research students, I study the statistical principles that link the physics of microscopic particles to the large-scale properties of the structures and systems that they form. The same principles of statistical physics govern clusters of proteins in the body and globular clusters of stars.

Much of my recent research has been on non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, soft matter physics and the development of new methods of analysis. Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics is a very broad topic, with applications ranging from the flow of molten plastics to Darwinian evolution.

As well as publishing new research in academic journals, I think it is important to make science more accessible to improve the public understanding of science.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD
  • BSc

Professional memberships

  • CPhys
  • MInstP

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Complex materials and industrial maths

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1311-evolutionary-game-theory-of-scarce-resources">Evolutionary game theory of scarce resources</a></li>