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Dr Richard H Elwes

Senior Teaching Fellow
Pure Mathematics

Contact details

Room: 11.06
Tel: +44 (0)113 3435864
Email: R.H.Elwes @

Research interests

My background is in model theory, part of mathematical logic with applications to algebra, but I have broad interests. Recently, I have become interested in the evolution of random processes, and in networks built by such processes. These are structures traditionally used by "applied" mathematicians to model real-world phenomena (such as the emergence of racial segregation, or the growth of the internet). I am interested in what we might be able to say about such structures using the "pure" mathematical language of combinatorics and logic.

Useful links

My blog and personal webpage


Barmpalias G, Elwes R, Lewis-Pye A Unperturbed Schelling Segregation in Two or Three Dimensions Journal of Statistical Physics, 164, 1460-1487, 2016
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Barmpalias G, Elwes R, Lewis-Pye A Tipping Points in 1-dimensional Schelling Models with Switching Agents Journal of Statistical Physics, 158, 806-852, 2015
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Barmpalias G; Elwes RH; Lewis-Pye A Digital Morphogenesis via Schelling SegregationIEEE Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, 156-165 2014
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Elwes RH, Jaligot, Macpherson HD Groups in supersimple and pseudofinite theories Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, 103, 1049-1082, 2011