Sarah Penington

G H Hardy Junior Research Fellow (Mathematics)
BA/MMath Camb

sarah.penington@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Sarah is a Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics. She was an undergraduate student at Clare College, Cambridge and received her MMath (Part III) in 2013. She was a graduate student at St John’s College, Oxford, and submitted her DPhil thesis in 2016.

Research interests

Sarah works in Probability theory, mostly on stochastic processes related to population genetics. In particular, she is interested in the interplay between natural selection, migration and the randomness due to reproduction in models of spatially structured populations. This often involves studying branching processes of particles moving in space and interacting with each other.

Selected Publications

L Addario-Berry and S Penington: The front location in Branching Brownian motion with decay of mass (arXiv:1503.01455)

A Etheridge, N Freeman and S Penington: Curvature Flow, the Allen-Cahn equation and the spatial Lambda-Fleming-Viot process (arXiv:1607.07563)

A Etheridge, N Freeman, S Penington and D Straulino: Branching Brownian motion and Selection in the spatial Lambda-Fleming-Viot process (arXiv:1512.03766)

R Forien and S Penington: A Central Limit Theorem for the spatial Lambda-Fleming-Viot process (arXiv:1512.06163)