Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7574k.christensen Website




Mrs Carolyn Dale +44 (0)20 7594 7579




1226, Center for Complexity ScienceElectrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





Research interest

Theoretical and numerical aspects of complexity with an emphasis on driven nonequilibrium systems.

Keywords: Statistical mechanics, complexity, scale invariance, emergent phenomena, self-organized criticality.


Higher education

03.1993: Ph.D. degree in Science, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Århus, Denmark.

05.1990: Master in Science, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Århus, Denmark.



Garcia Millan R, Pruessner G, Pickering L, et al., Correlations and hyperuniformity in the avalanche size of the Oslo Model, Europhysics Letters: a Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics, ISSN:1286-4854

McGillivray MF, Cheng W, Peters NS, et al., 2018, Machine learning methods for locating re-entrant drivers from electrograms in a model of atrial fibrillation, Royal Society Open Science, Vol:5, ISSN:2054-5703

Fernandez-Anez N, Christensen K, Rein G, 2017, Two-dimensional model of smouldering combustion using multi-layer cellular automaton: The role of ignition location and direction of airflow, Fire Safety Journal, Vol:91, ISSN:0379-7112, Pages:243-251


Pancaldi, V., Christensen, et al., Upscaling using Haar wavelets, Computational methods in water resources XVI

Pancaldi, V., Christensen, et al., Two-phase flow up-scaling using Haar wavelets, Vth IMA conference on modelling permeable rocks

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