About me

I am currently working as Postdoctoral Researcher in the Behavioural and Evolutionary Theory Lab lead by Prof. James Marshall at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield (UK). After finalising my PhD at Martin-Luther-University Halle (Germany) and a postdoctoral position at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle, my wife, my son and I moved over from Germany to York in March 2014. At the University of York (Computational Magnetism group), I was working on the interaction of magnetic materials and heat distributions. At present, my research focuses on the theory of collective decision making and the development of computational approaches to explain and describe the underlying mechanisms allowing complex systems to reach a consensus.


My contact details are:

Dr Thomas Bose
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK

email: t.bose@sheffield.ac.uk


Here is a brief overview of my scientific career:

Thomas Bose obtained his Diploma (equivalent to Master of Science) in Medical Physics from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg Halle (Germany) in December 2008. His diploma thesis addresses the immunobiological topic of tumor growth investigated by applying probabilistic theories from statistical physics as well as mathematical methods for analysing dynamical systems.

Subsequently, at the beginning of 2009 he started his PhD programme at Martin-Luther-University diversifying his topic from the theoretical modeling of biological problems to the investigation of nonlocal effects on magnetisation dynamics at mesoscopic length scales while realising that the approaches he applied to stochastic biologic systems could be transferred to analyse non-living magnetic matter. During Dr. Bose's PhD studies he began to concentrate on fundamental research in magnetism, in particular he was focusing on:

  • the inclusion of stochastic magnetic fields characterised by an inherent time scale,
  • the introduction of retardation effects on magnetisation dynamics, and
  • the concept of nonuniform temperature gradients affecting magnetisation dynamics.

After completing his PhD studies Dr. Bose was a postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle (Germany), where he continued his activities in the field of nanomagnetism with special focus on nonlinear opto-magnetic effects.

From March 2014 - August 2015 he was working as postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Magnetism Group at the University of York focusing on magneto-caloritronic effects.

In September 2015 he has joined the Behavioural and Evolutionary Theory group at the University of Sheffield where he is now working in the area of collective decision making.  

Based on his scientific work, he was awarded:

  • a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for the period of 01.07.2014 to 31.08.2015 to allow him to continue his studies in the Computational Magnetism Group at the University of York (UK) which hosted him;
  • a travel Fellowship to participate in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau (Germany), July 2012 (Talks and discussions with Nobel laureates from physics and chemistry);
  • a travel Fellowship to attend the 125. Meeting of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Medical Doctors, Tuebingen (Germany), September 2008.

Moreover, Dr. Thomas Bose gained teaching experiences when he supervised students passing practical courses and guided the accompanying seminar to the Statistical Physics lecture course. He acted as a referee for Physical Review and presented his scientific work at international conferences, research institutes and universities.

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