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Dr Edward Crane

Dr Edward Crane

Dr Edward Crane
BA(Cantab), AM (Harvard), PhD(Cantab)

Senior Research Fellow

Area of research

Probability and complex analysis

Howard House,
Queen's Ave, Bristol BS8 1SN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5661

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Biography

My research is in probabilty and complex analysis. 

Current projects

My main project in probability concerns mathematical models of forest fires that display self-organized criticality. These are not intended to be realistic models of real-world forest fires, but instead they give us insight into complex stochastic systems that are driven into critical states by their own dynamics. The models that we study combining simple evolution rules and randomness to obtain this behaviour. The simplicity enables us to carry out exact mathematical analysis. In the critical state, the distribution of sizes of fires has a power law tail, and even ...

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