Michiel Renger

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Research interests

  • Stochastic particle systems and statistical mechanics
  • Chemical reactions, coagulation, fragmentation and the Smoluchowski equation
  • Large deviations and entropy-related topics
  • PDE's, variational calculus and gradient structures


Work in Progress

  • D.R.M. Renger, Second-order Euler schemes for gradient flows.
  • R.I.A. Patterson and D.R.M. Renger. Current large deviations of countable reaction networks.



  • J.H.M. Evers, D. Kiss, W. Kowalczyk, T. Navilarekallu, M. Renger, L. Sella, V. Timperio, A. Viorel, A.C.C. van Wijk and A.N. Yzelman, Node counting in wireless ad-hoc networks. Proceedings of the 79th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2012).

PhD thesis

Publications (collaboration engineering)

In 2008, I researched topics in "collaboration engineering" at the Systems Engineering Section of the TU Delft. Click here to show/hide these publications.

Organization of events

Popular Science

  • 28 July 2017: "Was sind und was sollen die Zahlen?", Tag der Mathematik at Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
  • 22 April 2017: "Wie man nicht-differenzierbare Funktionen differenzieren kann", Tag der Mathematik at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany.
  • 15 April 2016: "The truth is out there... it's called math!", Nerd Nite Greatest Hits - Five years of Talks and Beers at Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 9 May 2015: "Minimierung in unendlich vielen Dimensionen", Tag der Mathematik at Beuth Hochschule, Berlin, Germany.
  • 6 June 2014: Here is my talk "Infinity: imagining the unimaginable", Nerd Nite XVII at Crea Muziekzaal, Amsterdam, the Netherlands:

  • 17 May 2014: "Die Entropie von unendlich vielen Molekülen", Tag der Mathematik at Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany.
  • 10 May 2014: "Unendlichtkeit", 14. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften at Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Berlin, Germany.