Dr. Sander Dommers
RuhrUniversität Bochum
Fakultät für Mathematik
Room NA 6/35
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum
Germany
Email: Sander.Dommers@ruhrunibochum.de
Research interests
My research interests include:

(Powerlaw) random graph models, e.g.:
 the configuration model
 generalized random graphs
 preferential attachment models
 the ErdösRényi random graph

Interacting particle systems, e.g.:
 (anti)ferromagnetic Ising/Potts models
 rotor and other continuous spin models
 inclusion/zerorange processes
 monomerdimer models

Properties of these models in equilibrium, e.g.:
 thermodynamic quantities
 phase transitions
 critical behavior and exponents
 limit theorems and rates of convergence
 large deviations

Dynamics of these models, e.g.:
 metastability
 mixing times
 Probability theory
 Graph theory
 Statistical mechanics
One of my main research goals is to understand what the effect of random graphs having a powerlaw degree distribution is on the behavior of interacting particle systems on such graphs.
Furthermore, I'm interested in:
 Recreational mathematics
 (Fun) mathematics for high school / elementary school students
 Mathematics in general
Curriculum Vitae
I studied Industrial and Applied Mathematics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. I obtained my Master of Science degree in February 2009 with a thesis on "Distances in powerlaw random graphs." under supervision of Remco van der Hofstad.
After this, I pursued my PhD at the TU/e. This resulted in my thesis "Spin models on random graphs." with Remco van der Hofstad as promotor and Cristian Giardinà as copromotor. I defended this thesis on March 26, 2013.
In the mean time I started in January 2013 as an "assegnista di ricerca" (Postdoc) at the Università di Bologna. In October 2015 I moved to the RuhrUniversität Bochum where I am now a Postdoc in the Phase transitions research program of the Research Training Group 2131.
A complete curriculum vitae can be downloaded here.
Publications
Journal articles

A. Bianchi, S. Dommers and C. Giardinà.
Metastability in the reversible inclusion process.
Electronic Journal of Probability, 22(70):134, (2017).

S. Dommers, F. den Hollander, O. Jovanovski and F.R. Nardi.
Metastability for Glauber dynamics on random graphs.
The Annals of Applied Probability, 27(4):21302158, (2017).

S. Dommers, C. Külske and P. Schriever.
Continuous spin models on annealed generalized random graphs.
Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 127(11):37193753, (2017).

S. Dommers.
Metastability of the Ising model on random regular graphs at zero temperature.
Probability Theory and Related Fields, 167(1):305324, (2017).

S. Dommers, C. Giardinà, C. Giberti, R. van der Hofstad and M.L. Prioriello.
Ising critical behavior of inhomogeneous CurieWeiss models and annealed random graphs.
Communications in Mathematical Physics, 348(1):221263, (2016).

S. Dommers, C. Giardinà and R. van der Hofstad.
Ising critical exponents on random trees and graphs.
Communications in Mathematical Physics, 328(1):355395, (2014).

P. Contucci, S. Dommers, C. Giardinà and S. Starr.
Antiferromagnetic Potts model on the ErdösRényi random graph.
Communications in Mathematical Physics, 323(2):517554, (2013).

S. Dommers, C. Giardinà and R. van der Hofstad.
Ising models on powerlaw random graphs.
Journal of Statistical Physics, 141(4):638660, (2010).

S. Dommers, R. van der Hofstad and G. Hooghiemstra.
Diameters in preferential attachment models.
Journal of Statistical Physics, 139(1):72107, (2010).
Report

S. Cardon, S. Dommers, C. Eksin, R. Sitters, A. Stougie and L. Stougie.
A PTAS for the Multiple Depot Vehicle Routing Problem.
SPOR Report No. 200803, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2008.
Presentations / Posters (selection)

Continuous spin models on annealed generalized random graphs. (Presentation)
Probability Seminar Essen, May 30, 2017. University of DuisburgEssen, Essen, Germany.

Metastability of the Ising model on random regular graphs at zero temperature. (Presentation)
3rd STAR Workshop on Random Graphs, January 2627, 2017. Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Metastability in the reversible inclusion process. (Presentation)
Seminario di Probabilità e Finanza Matematica, November 24, 2016. Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy.

Critical behavior of the inhomogeneous CurieWeiss model. (Presentation)
9th Lago Maggiore Meeting, September 2027, 2016. Villa Volpi, Ghiffa, Italy.

Metastability of the Ising model on random regular graphs at zero temperature. (Presentation)
Metastability in Statistical Mechanics and Stochastic Processes, April 1822, 2016. EURANDOM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Metastability of the Ising model on random regular graphs at zero temperature. (Presentation)
12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 – Bochumer StochastikTage, March 14, 2016. RuhrUniversität Bochum, Bochum, Germany.

Metastability in the reversible inclusion process. (Presentation)
Mathematics of kinetically constrained dynamics and metastability, January 48, 2016. University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Metastability of the Ising model on random regular graphs at zero temperature. (Poster)
Spin Glasses, Random Graphs and Percolation, February 1620, 2015. Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France.

Ising critical exponents on powerlaw random graphs. (Presentation)
8th Cornell Probability Summer School, July 1627, 2012. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Ising critical exponents on powerlaw random graphs. (Presentation)
Disorder in Probability and Statistical Mechanics, June 2529, 2012. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

Distances in preferential attachment graphs. (Presentation)
Fundamentals of Future Networking, November 78, 2011. EIT ICT Labs, Helsinki, Finland.

Ising models on powerlaw random graphs. (Presentation)
Universality and Scaling Limits in Probability and Statistical Mechanics, August 30  September 3, 2010. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

Ising models on powerlaw random graphs. (Poster)
Stochastic Processes in Communication Networks for Young Researchers, June 812, 2010. ICMS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
18th Meeting of AiOs in Stochastics, May 1719, 2010. Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Ising models on powerlaw random graphs. (Presentation)
YEP VII: Probability, random trees and algorithms, March 812, 2010. EURANDOM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Ising models on powerlaw random graphs. (Presentation)
Statistical Mechanics on Random Structures, November 1520, 2009. BIRS, Banff, Canada.
RSS Seminar, November 5, 2009. EURANDOM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Distances in powerlaw random graphs. (Poster)
COST Action MP0801 / NET2009, May 2730, 2009. LUISS / Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
17th Meeting of AiOs in Stochastics, May 1820, 2009. Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Distances in powerlaw random graphs. (Presentation)
Master thesis defence, February 2, 2009. Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Other publications

S. Dommers. (Promotor: R. van der Hofstad, copromotor: C. Giardinà)
Spin models on random graphs.
PhD thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology, March 26, 2013.

S. Dommers, R. Jurrius and L. Molag.
Financiële wiskunde. (In Dutch)
Onderzoeksprogramma Vierkant voor Wiskunde zomerkamp C, 2010.

S. Dommers. (Supervisor: R. van der Hofstad.)
Distances in powerlaw random graphs.
Master thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology, January 12, 2009.

S. Dommers. (Supervisor: O.J. Boxma.)
The machine repair model.
Bachelor thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology, March 4, 2008.