The new science of networks

Giovedì 26 ottobre 2017, ore 20
Aula 0-15, Villa San Saverio
Scuola Superiore di Catania

Classe delle Scienze Sperimentali e Classe delle Scienze Umanistiche e Sociali

Relatore: Prof. Vito Latora
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania
School of mathematical sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

ABSTRACT: Networks constitute the backbone of complex systems, from the human brain to computer communications, transport infrastructures to online social systems and metabolic reactions to financial markets. Characterising their structure improves our understanding of the physical, biological, economic and social phenomena that shape our world. As a result, complex networks have become an essential ingredient in the background of any scientist. In this seminar, we will present an overview of the new theory and methods of network science, and of some of the still open challenges.