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.



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

Dhar D, Pruessner G, Expert P, et al., 2016, Directed Abelian sandpile with multiple downward neighbors, Physical Review E, Vol:93, ISSN:2470-0045

Manani KA, Christensen K, Peters NS, 2016, Myocardial architecture and patient variability in clinical patterns of atrial fibrillation, Physical Review E, Vol:94, ISSN:2470-0045

Christensen K, Manani KA, Peters NS, 2015, Simple Model for Identifying Critical Regions in Atrial Fibrillation, Physical Review Letters, Vol:114, ISSN:0031-9007

Christensen K, Papavassiliou D, de Figueiredo A, et al., 2015, Universality in ant behaviour, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:12, ISSN:1742-5689

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