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Dr Sergei Taraskin


Subject: Natural Sciences

Director of Studies , Tutor
Statistical physics of non-equilibrium systems, complex networks, condensed matter physics. Non-equilibrium phase transitions in disordered networks. Non-equilibrium phase transitions are characteristic of capillary condensation, magnetisation reversal in ferromagnets, population dynamics and epidemics. We study, in particular, the non-equilibrium phenomena in systems described by the random-field Ising model, such as capillary condensation in porous media within the lattice-gas model. Synergistic effects for spreading processes. Spreading of infection, opinion and rumours through networks of hosts often occurs in regimes with strong non-linear (synergy) interactions between hosts. We study how the synergy effects influence the dynamics of the spreading processes.
Sir Harvey McGrath College Lecturer in Physical Natural Sciences; IT Fellow; Tutor

Dr Sergei Taraskin is overall Director of Studies in NST IA (physical option), Director of Studies in Maths for NST students, Director of Studies in Physics IA and Director of Studies in Computer Science. By education and at heart, he is a theoretical physicist. Educated in Moscow and working in Cambridge since 1993, Sergei's main research interests lie in the areas of non-equilibrium statistical physics and complex systems. He supervises many of our natural science students in their various mathematics options.