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Professor Paul Chleboun

Associate Professor of Probability

Tutorial Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall

Probability Group

+44 (0)1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0)1865 282849 (Direct)

Biographical Sketch

I did my PhD in the Warwick Mathematics Institute with Stefan Grosskinsky, after which I did a postdoc in Rome III with Fabio Martinelli. I then returned to Warwick where I held a Fellowship in the Mathematics Institute funded by the Warwick Insitute of Advanced Study, before joining the Oxford Statistics Department and Lady Margaret Hall in September 2016.

Research Interests

  • Interacting particle systems and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
  • Critical phenomena and metastability
  • Equivalence of ensembles and large deviation theory
  • Glassy dynamics and kinetically constrained spin systems.

I am interested in applied probability theory, mathematical physics and scientific computing. More specifically, my research focus is on Markov processes called interacting particle systems, and in particular their dynamics (such as mixing times, relaxation toward equilibrium and metastability).

Selected Publications

  • P. Chleboun, A. Faggionato, F. Martinelli, Relaxation to equilibrium of generalized east processes on Zd, Annals of Probab., 44, 3 (2015) pp. 1817-1863.
  • P. Chleboun, S. Grosskinsky, A dynamical transition and metastability in a size-dependent zero-range process, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 48(5) 055001, (2015).
  • P. Chleboun, A. Faggionato, F. Martinelli, Time scale separation and dynamic heterogeneity in the low temperature East model, Comm. Math. Phys. 328(3):995-993 (2014).
  • P. Chleboun, F. Martinelli, Mixing time bounds for oriented kinetically constrained spin models, Electron. Comm. Probab. 18(60) (2013).
  • P. Chleboun, S. Grosskinsky, Finite size effects and metastability in zero-range condensation, J. Stat. Phys. 140(5), 846-872 (2010).