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: Computational statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics

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: During the calendar year 2016, I am on sabbatical in the Julia lab at MIT.



Publication list; also thematically.


Software packages and teaching materials may be found on my GitHub page. In particular, you may be looking for the ValidatedNumerics.jl or IntervalConstraintProgramming.jl packages for Julia.


Links to my teaching resources 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 especially enjoy playing chamber music.

Contact details

I can be contacted via this email address.


During my sabbatical, I can be found in room 32-206 in the Stata Center at MIT.


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: 12 December 2016