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
- Complex systems: emergent phenomena in interacting systems
- Encounters and first-passage of random walkers
- Dynamics in random environments
- Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation methods
- Chaotic and transport properties of billiard models and hard spheres
- Biological applications
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!
Embedding quasicrystals in a periodic cell: Dynamics in
Published in Physical Review Letters
- Encounter times in overlapping domains: application to epidemic spread in a population of territorial animals: published in Physical Review Letters
- Making a NESS out of equilibrium: submitted for publication
SoftwareContributions to various software packages and other materials can be found on my GitHub page.
Teaching / DocenciaThis semester (2014-2), I am teaching 6th semester Mecánica Vectorial (mechanics) and an optional course on simulation of nonlinear dynamics.
I am also planning to give an advanced course on Python for researchers. For more information, see this page.
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.
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.
I can be contacted via this email address.
Location:My office is number 414, on the 4th floor of the Departamento de Física.
Address:Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria
México D.F. 04510
Phone:Office: (+52 55) 5622-4965
UNAM extension: 24965
David P. Sanders Last modified: 24 January 2014