Nicholas R Moloney

Nicholas R Moloney



I am a statistical physicist interested in extreme value statistics, stochastic processes, critical phenomena, point vortices, and much else besides.

Slides on extreme value statistics delivered at a summer school on Large Fluctuations and Extreme Events in Dresden (2015): [part 1],[part 2].

I co-supervise PhD student Gcina Maziya together with Gunnar Pruessner (Imperial College).

Current projects

  • Anomalous diffusion — Anomalous diffusion in random dynamical systems [with Katja Polotzek, Yuzuru Sato and Rainer Klages].
  • Extreme value statistics — Tools from extreme value theory applied to dynamical systems/stochastic processes, e.g. blocking indices in climate dynamics [with Davide Faranda and Yuzuru Sato].
  • Brownian functionals — Observables associated with Brownian motion; mappings between trees and excursions [with Francesc Font-Clos, Álvaro Corral and Rosalba García Millán].
  • Point vortices — Global fluctuations of large-N point vortices; statistics of vortex dipoles; anomalous transport of tracers [with Timothy Westwood and Ronald Dickman].
  • Bursts in the solar wind — Statistics of solar wind bursts [with Liz Tindale, Nicholas Watkins and Sandra Chapman].

Positions Held

  • 2012 – present — Fellow, London Mathematical Laboratory
  • 2012 — Postdoc, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • 2009 – 2011 — Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
  • 2007 – 2009 — Postdoc, University of Calgary
  • 2005 – 2007 — Marie Curie Intra European Fellow, ELTE, Budapest
  • 2005 — Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science short-term fellow, University of Tokyo
  • 2004 — Visiting postdoc, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • 2001 – 2004 — PhD, Condensed Matter Theory Group, Imperial College London
  • 2001 — MMath, Jesus College, Cambridge
  • 1996 – 2000 — MSc, Physics, Imperial College London