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Statistical Physics and Complex Systems

Group “Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter”

The activities of the “Statistical Physics and Complex Systems” team revolve around three broad directions, which cover a large area of statistical physics. The first one deals with rigorous statistical mechanics and in particular with the study of phase transition phenomena for exactly solvable models and/or from a geometrical point of view. The second deals with statistical mechanics of open quantum systems out of equilibrium and the development of models and analytical tools to study the corresponding non-equilibrium stationary states. In the third research direction, we study the statistical physics of complex systems and complex networks: our studies go from the structure of networks to the study of dynamical processes taking place on them, and focuses particularly on the case of temporal network. As the network paradigm can be used to describe many systems of different origins and nature, our research lines cover also several interdisciplinary applications.
The methods used by the team’s members range from rigorous mathematical tools to numerical simulations and empirical data analysis, through usual statistical physics approximation tools. Moreover, the team’s activities naturally lead to the development of interfaces within physics and towards several other disciplines: mathematics, computer science, neurosciences, epidemiology and public health, webscience or even social sciences.

Directory of Members

Andreys Simon PhD candidate
Asch Joachim University faculty
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Aschbacher Walter University faculty
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Barrat Alain 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
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Briolle Françoise University faculty
Gandolfo Daniel University faculty
Chef du Groupe « Physique statistique et matière condensée »
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GELARDI Valeria PhD candidate
Hammami Mayssa PhD candidate
Leoncini Xavier University faculty
Référent pôle de recherche interdisciplinaire et intersectoriel AMU - Energie
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Moinet Antoine PhD candidate
Pillet Claude-Alain University faculty
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Raymond Laurent University faculty
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Rouleux Michel University faculty
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Ruiz Jean Researcher
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Shlosman Senya Researcher
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Verga Alberto University faculty
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List of Publications

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Journal article
Rossana Mastrandrea, Julie Fournet, Alain Barrat
Contact Patterns in a High School: A Comparison between Data Collected Using Wearable Sensors, Contact Diaries and Friendship Surveys
PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2015, 10 (9), pp.e0136497. 〈http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136497/〉. 〈10.1371/journal.pone.0136497〉
Conference paper
Mark Kibanov, Martin Atzmueller, Christoph Scholz, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto, Gerd Stumme
Is Web Content a Good Proxy for Real-Life Interaction?
International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Aug 2015, Paris, France. International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
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Jongmin Sung, Suman Nag, Kim I. Mortensen, Christian L. Vestergaard, Shirley Sutton, Kathleen Ruppel, Henrik Flyvbjerg, James A Spudich
Harmonic force spectroscopy measures load-dependent kinetics of individual human b-cardiac myosin molecules
Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group, 2015, 6, pp.7931. 〈http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150804/ncomms8931/full/ncomms8931.html〉. 〈10.1038/ncomms8931〉
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Maxime Lenormand, Bruno Gonçalves, Antònia Tugores, José Javier Ramasco
Human diffusion and city influence
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Royal Society, 2015, 12, pp.20150473. 〈10.1098/rsif.2015.0473〉
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Sarah De Nigris, Xavier Leoncini
Crafting networks to achieve, or not achieve, chaotic states.
Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2015, 91 (4), pp.042809. 〈10.1103/PhysRevE.91.042809〉
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Nicolas Voirin, Cécile Payet, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto, Nagham Khanafer, Corinne Régis, Byeul-A Kim, Brigitte Comte, Jean-Sébastien Casalegno, Bruno Lina, Philippe Vanhems
Combining High-Resolution Contact Data with Virological Data to Investigate Influenza Transmission in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 36 (3), pp.254. 〈10.1017/ice.2014.53〉
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Laurent Bruneau, Vojkan Jaksic, Yoram Last, Claude-Alain Pillet
Landauer-Büttiker and Thouless conductance
Communications in Mathematical Physics, Springer Verlag, 2015, 338, pp.347-366. 〈10.1007/s00220-015-2321-0〉
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Tiziano Squartini, Rossana Mastrandrea, Diego Garlaschelli
Unbiased sampling of network ensembles
New Journal of Physics, Institute of Physics: Open Access Journals, 2015, 17, pp.023052. 〈http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1367-2630/17/2/023052〉. 〈10.1088/1367-2630/17/2/023052〉
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Mark Pachucki, Emily Ozer, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto
Mental health and social networks in early adolescence: A dynamic study of objectively-measured social interaction behaviors
Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 125, pp.40. 〈http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953614002391#〉. 〈10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.015〉
Book Section
Nicola Perra, Bruno Goncalves
Modeling and Predicting Human Infectious Diseases
B. Gonçalves; N. Perra. Social Phenomena, Springer, pp.59-83, 2015, Computational Social Sciences, 978-3-319-14010-0. 〈10.1007/978-3-319-14011-7_4〉. 〈http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-14011-7_4#page-1〉
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