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Dr Nina Snaith

Dr Nina Snaith

Dr Nina Snaith
B.Sc.(McM.), Ph.D.(Bristol)


Office Room 4.06
Howard House,
Queen's Ave, Bristol BS8 1SD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3315252

Research summary

My research is in Random Matrix Theory - in particular looking at the eigenvalue statistics and properties of characteristic polynomials of various random matrix ensembles.  

For many years I have considered the connection between Random Matrix Theory and certain number theoretical functions such as the Riemann zeta function and L-functions. This connection arises through the statistics of the zeros of these functions and can be exploited, allowing us to study zeta and L-functions using the well-developed techniques of Random Matrix Theory.

Now I am developing an interest in using random matrix theory in biology - to investigate the statistical distribution of ...

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Present appointment: Reader (since 2007)

Previous appointment: Lecturer at the University of Bristol and EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (from 2004)

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research fellow at the University of Bristol (2000 to 2004)

PhD: "Random Matrix Theory and Zeta Functions" from the University of Bristol, 2000 (Supervisor: Jonathan Keating)

BSc: Honours Degree in Physics (Theory Option) from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

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