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Complex Systems Science

Complex Systems Science is a cross-disciplinary endeavor, linking researchers in physics, computer science, and mathematics with applications in diverse areas such as information and communication technologies, epidemiology, social sciences, economics, and many more. The discovery of the laws governing the structure and dynamics of complex systems is one of the greatest challenges of modern science. These systems are characterized by the presence of different levels of self-organization, each determining the behavior of the next. One of the most important properties of complex systems is the impossibility to predict their overall behavior from the knowledge of the properties of their components. Understanding and predicting the behavior of these systems is of great importance in contexts as diverse as socio-economic, biological or technological fields. The science of complex systems not only provides a way to answer open questions, but also promotes a new language and concepts that will allow the tackling of many current and pressing problems. 


recent publications

The geometric nature of weights in real complex networks

Antoine Allard, M. Ángeles Serrano, Guillermo García-Pérez and Marián Boguñá
Nature Communications 8 14103 (2017)


Quantification of network structural dissimilarities

Tiago A. Schieber, Laura Carpi, Albert Díaz-Guilera, Panos M. Pardalos, Cristina Masoller & Martín G. Ravetti
Nature Communications 8 13928 (2017)


Synchronization in Dynamical Networks of Locally Coupled Self-Propelled Oscillators

Demian Levis, Ignacio Pagonabarraga, and Albert Díaz-Guilera
Phys. Rev. X 7 011028 (2017)


Noise-induced polarization switching in complex networks

Jan O. Haerter, Albert Díaz-Guilera, and M. Ángeles Serrano
Phys. Rev. E 95 (2017)


Stationary patterns in star networks of bistable units: Theory and application to chemical reactions

Nikos E. Kouvaris, Michael Sebek, Albert Iribarne, Albert Díaz-Guilera, and István Z. Kiss
Phys. Rev. E 95 042203 (2017)


Food-Bridging: A New Network Construction to Unveil the Principles of Cooking

Tiago Simas, Michal Ficek, Albert Diaz-Guilera, Pere Obrador and Pablo R. Rodriguez
Frontiers in ICT 4 14 (2017)


Interplay between social infuence and competitive strategical games in multiplex networks

Roberta Amato, Albert Díaz-Guilera, Kaj-Kolja Kleineberg
Scientific Reports 7 7087 (2017)