Matthew Nitschke

Mr Matthew Nitschke

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Student

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


I am a postgraduate research PhD student in the School of Mathematical Sciences. My research concerns the modelling of the early stages of multicellular evolution.

The evolution of multicellular entities from unicellular ancestors signaled the emergence of a new level of biological organization.  It is one of the major transitions in evolution.  Despite its importance, there are many open questions surrounding the start of this transition.  The main goal of my research project is to understand how this transition occurred by constructing mathematical models.  These models will describe the process by which specific ecological conditions, or the environment, can imbue higher level groups with Darwinian properties.  This can be used to understand the exact conditions necessary to promote this phenomena and hence the start of the transition from unicellular to multicellular life.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2005 Schwalm, W., Nitschke, M., & Reis, P. (2005). Generating two-dimensional oscillator matrix elements sorted by angular momentum. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 38(43), 9565-9573.
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Courses Summary

Date Taught Developed  Coordinated Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code URL
  X   X Business Calculus University of Arkansas (USA)    
  X     Finite Mathematics Black Hawk College (USA)    
  X     Calculus II Black Hawk College (USA)    
Date Taught Developed  Coordinated Course Title Institution Course Level/Code URL
  X     Multivariable Calculus Black Hawk College (USA)    
  X     Differential Equations Black Hawk College (USA)    
  X     Linear Algebra North Dakota State University (USA)    
  • Position: PhD Student
  • Phone: 83131606
  • Email: matthew.nitschke@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 7
  • Org Unit: School of Mathematical Sciences

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