Sander Dommers

Dr Sander Dommers

Teaching Fellow

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

01482 466394

Sander Dommers joined the University of Hull as a teaching fellow after postdoctoral positions with the University of Bologna in Italy and the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.

He previously studied Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands, gaining both an MSc and a PhD.

Sander's PhD, Spin models on random graphs, was achieved under the supervision of Remco van der Hofstad and Cristian Giardinà.


Research Interests

  • Mathematics

  • Probability theory, statistical mechanics and graph theory

  • (Power-law) random graph models (configuration model, generalised random graphs, preferential attachment models, Erdős–Rényi random graph)

  • Interacting particle systems (Ising/Potts models, rotor and other continuous spin models, inclusion/zero-range processes)

  • Properties of these models in equilibrium (thermodynamic quantities, phase transitions, critical behavior and exponents, limit theorems and rates of convergence, large deviations)

  • Dynamics of these models (metastability, mixing times)


A. Bianchi, S. Dommers and C. Giardinà, 'Metastability in the reversible inclusion process', Electronic Journal of Probability, 22(70):1–34, (2017)

S. Dommers, C. Külske and P. Schriever, 'Continuous spin models on annealed generalized random graphs', Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 127(11):3719–3753, (2017)

S. Dommers, 'Metastability of the Ising model on random regular graphs at zero temperature', Probability Theory and Related Fields, 167(1):305–324, (2017)

S. Dommers, C. Giardinà and R. van der Hofstad, 'Ising critical exponents on random trees and graphs', Communications in Mathematical Physics, 328(1):355–395, (2014)

S. Dommers, R. van der Hofstad and G. Hooghiemstra, 'Diameters in preferential attachment models', Journal of Statistical Physics, 139(1):72–107, (2010)

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Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Numbers, Sequences and Series

  • Introduction to University Mathematics

  • Advanced Game and Decision Theory

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

  • Advanced Statistical Methods

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2013

  • MSc, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2009