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Alain Barrat

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  • Team : Statistical Physics and Complex Systems
  • Function(s) :
    Adjunct director
    Chef de l’équipe « Physique statistique et systèmes complexes »
    Référent pôle de recherche interdisciplinaire et intersectoriel AMU - Santé et sciences de la vie
  • Tutorship : CNRS
  • Grade : Directeur de Recherche 1ère Classe
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  • Email : alain.barrat at cpt.univ-mrs.fr
  • Office : 627
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I obtained my PhD in theoretical physics at the university of Paris VI (France) in 1996, under the supervision of M. Mézard. The subject of the thesis was the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of spin glasses. I then spent two years at the Abdus Salam ICTP in Trieste, Italy, as a postdoctoral fellow.

In 1998, I entered the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France with a permanent position as junior researcher. I spent 10 years at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique at the University of Paris-Sud. I am currently CNRS senior researcher at the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille. I am also research scientist at the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation in Turin, Italy.

Since April 2014, I am also vice-president treasurer of the Complex Systems Society.

My main research topics deal with complex networks and their interdisciplinary applications. I am a co-founder of the SocioPatterns collaboration that adopts a data-driven methodology to study social dynamics and human activity.


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