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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 has natural links with other disciplines, in particular epidemiology, computer science, social sciences, neurosciences.

The team is also affiliated with the CENTURI Institute (Turing Center for living systems). Since 2019, 3 PIs funded by CENTURI are hosted by the team. Their research topic concern collective effects and self-organisation in living systems, out-of-equilibrium fluctuations in living matter, and neurosciences. The Pis interact with experimental teams in the IBDM and in the INMED.

The methods used by the team’s members range from rigorous mathematical tools to numerical simulations and empirical data analysis, through the whole toolkit of approximations standardly used in statistical physics.

Directory of Members

Asch Joachim University faculty
+33.4.91.26.95.20 Email
Aschbacher Walter University faculty
+33.4.91.26.95.16 Email
Barrat Alain Adjunct director
Researcher
Chef de l’équipe « Physique statistique et systèmes complexes »
Référent pôle de recherche interdisciplinaire et intersectoriel AMU - Santé et sciences de la vie
+33.4.91.26.95.40 Email
Gandolfo Daniel University faculty
Chef du Groupe « Physique statistique et matière condensée »
+33.4.91.26.95.10 Email
Genois Mathieu University faculty
+33.4.91.26.95.42 Email
GSELL Simon Postdoctoral researcher
+33.4.91.26.97.86 Email
IBRAHIMI Muhamet PhD candidate
+33.4.91.26.97.87 Email
KARNAT Marc PhD candidate
+33.4.91.26.97.89 Email
LE BAIL Didier PhD candidate
+33.4.91.26.95.58 Email
LIENARD François PhD candidate
+33.4.91.26.97.91 Email
Merkel Matthias Researcher
+33.4.91.26.95.12 Email
PERRIN Marc-Eric PhD candidate
+33.4.91.26.97.79 Email
Pillet Claude-Alain University faculty
+33.4.91.26.95.32 Email
ROUAULT Hervé Researcher
+33.4.91.26.95.13 Email
Rouleux Michel University faculty
+33.4.91.26.97.97 Email
Ruiz Jean Researcher
+33.4.91.26.95.43 Email
RUPPRECHT Jean-François Researcher
+33.4.91.26.95.14 Email
SELLAPILLAY Kevissen PhD candidate
+33.4.91.26.97.76 Email
Shlosman Senya Emeritus
+33.4.91.26.95.31 Email
SOLOD Alla PhD candidate
Email
VOLOSHYNA Viktoriia PhD candidate
+33.4.91.26.97.77 Email

List of Publications

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Journal article
Philippe Vanhems, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto, Jean-François Pinton, Nagham Khanafer, Corinne Régis, Byeul-A Kim, Brigitte Comte, Nicolas Voirin
Estimating Potential Infection Transmission Routes in Hospital Wards Using Wearable Proximity Sensors
PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2013, 8 (9), pp.e73970. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0073970⟩
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Salvador Miracle-Solé
Wulff shape of crystals
Scholarpedia, San Diego, CA : Scholarpedia.org, 2013, 8 (10), pp.31266. ⟨10.4249/scholarpedia.31266⟩
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Luca Maria Aiello, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto, Rossano Schifanella, Giancarlo Ruffo
Link creation and information spreading over social and communication ties in an interest-based online social network
European Physical Journal: Data Science, 2012, 1, pp.12. ⟨10.1140/epjds12⟩
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Laurent Bruneau, Vojkan Jaksic, Claude-Alain Pillet
Landauer-Büttiker formula and Schrödinger conjecture
Communications in Mathematical Physics, Springer Verlag, 2012, 319, pp.501-513. ⟨10.1007/s00220-012-1628-3⟩
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Paolo Bajardi, Alain Barrat, Lara Savini, Vittoria Colizza
Optimizing surveillance for livestock disease spreading through animal movements
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the Royal Society, 2012, 9, pp.2814. ⟨10.1098/rsif.2012.0289⟩
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Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Sandro Meloni, Bruno Goncalves, Yamir Moreno
Emergence of influential spreaders in modified rumor models
Journal of Statistical Physics, Springer Verlag, 2012, 151, pp.383
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André Panisson, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto, Wouter van Den Broeck, Giancarlo Ruffo, Rossano Schifanella
On the Dynamics of Human Proximity for Data Diffusion in Ad-Hoc Networks
Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier, 2012, 10 (8), pp.1532. ⟨10.1016/j.adhoc.2011.06.003⟩
Conference paper
Vojkan Jaksic, Claude-Alain Pillet
Entropic Functionals in Quantum Statistical Mechanics
XVIIth International Congress on Mathematical Physics, Aug 2012, Aalborg, Denmark. pp.336-343, ⟨10.1142/9789814449243_0024⟩
Journal article
Soumya Jyoti Biswas, Arnab Chatterjee, Parongama Sen
Disorder induced phase transition in kinetic models of opinion dynamics
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, 2012, 391 (11), pp.3257-3265. ⟨10.1016/j.physa.2012.01.046⟩
Journal article
Pietro Gravino, Vito Servedio, Alain Barrat, Vittorio Loreto
Complex structures and semantics in free word association
Advances in Complex Systems, World Scientific, 2012, 15, pp.1250054
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