My name, Colm, is pronounced like 'column' (more or less). I am a theoretical physicist although I am easily distracted by interesting scientific questions regardless of where they come from. I work primarily at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick in the UK. I am currently the director of the Warwick Centre for Complexity Science and the deputy-director of the EPSRC-MRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Real World Systems (MathSys). I am also an external fellow of the London Mathematical Laboratory. When I am not at the University, I am usually either working with a cool model validation company called Zonlab or enjoying a range of activities that require being in the mountains.