Dr David P. Sanders: Homepage


I am Profesor Titular "B" (~ associate professor) in the Departamento de Física, part of the Facultad de Ciencias of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, the National University of Mexico), located in Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City.


Research interests: Statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics, with a computational flavour

Research group and current collaborators.

If you are interested in the possibility of a postdoctoral position, PhD, master's or undergraduate thesis, or social service opportunity in our group in one of these research areas, then please contact me.

NEWS: Congratulations to Martín Zumaya, who successfully defended his undergraduate thesis on transport in percolative systems!



Publication list; also thematically.


Contributions to various software packages and other materials can be found on my GitHub page.

Teaching / Docencia

Links to my teaching resources and free software may be found here.


From 1995 to 1998, I was an undergraduate in pure and applied mathematics at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, which I followed with Part III Mathematics (the 'Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics'). I spent the year 1999–2000 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium, doing a DEA in theoretical physics.

From 2000–2005, I did a PhD in applied mathematics with Robert MacKay in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick, which was awarded in July 2005.

From 2005 until 2008 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Ciencias Físicas, a research institute of UNAM located in Cuernavaca, working with Hernán Larralde.

I moved to the Departamento de Física in February 2008.


I play the violin and viola, and am always interested in finding people to play chamber music with. I am a member of ACMP: The Chamber Music Network, a directory of chamber music contacts all over the world.

Contact details

I can be contacted via this email address.


My office is number 414, on the 4th floor of the Departamento de Física.


Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria
México D.F. 04510


Office: (+52 55) 5622-4965
UNAM extension: 24965

David P. Sanders
Last modified: 24 January 2014