From monday 7th to wednesday 9th february, 2011 Marc Barthelemy will held a lectures cycle on Spatial Networks at the Physics Dept. in Cagliari University.
Complex systems are very often organized under the form of networks where nodes and edges are embedded in space. Transportation and mobility networks, Internet, mobile phone networks, power grids, social and contact networks, neural networks: these are all examples where space is relevant and where topology alone does not contain all the information.
Understanding the structure and the evolution of spatial networks is thus crucial for many different fields, ranging from urbanism to epidemiology. This set of lectures will expose the current state of our understanding of how the spatial constraints affect the structure of these networks.
Marc Barthelemy is a former student of the Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris. In 1992, he graduated at the University of Paris VI with a thesis in Theoretical physics titled "Random walks in random media". After his thesis, Marc Barthelemy focused on disordered systems and their properties. In 1999, he visited Prof. Stanley at Boston University and started to work on the properties of complex networks.
Since 1992, he has held a position at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Paris, where his interests moved towards applications of statistical physics to complex systems. In particular, he worked on complex networks, theoretical epidemiology and other problems in urban systems.
At the present moment, he works at CEA Institut de Physique Théorique in Gif-sur-Yvette and at the Centre d'analyse et de mathématique sociales of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.
The lectures will be held from 3 pm to 5.30 pm in Sala B, Physics Dept. in Monserrato university District. The entrance is free and the lectures will be held in English.
For further infos please email Alessandro Chessa, email address:email@example.com.
Download the complete Marc Barhelemy 2011 lectures program in pdf format.