Geoff Rodgers

Brunel University

Geoff Rodgers gained his BSc in mathematics at Imperial College London and a PhD in disordered systems theory at Manchester University. In 1988 he won a European Postdoctoral Fellowship from The Royal Society to work at the Service de Physique Th\'eorique, CEN-Saclay, France. He joined Brunel University (London) in 1989 as a Physics lecturer, becoming a Reader in mathematical physics in 2001 and Professor of theoretical physics in 2003. The following year he joined Brunel’s new Graduate School and later became its Dean. He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2007 and is currently Deputy-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Rogers has many publications, conference presentations and grants. His research interests lie in the fields of complex networks and the application of statistical mechanics to problems in social science, economics and finance. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the Higher Education Academy. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Havana.
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Janusz Hołyst

Warsaw University of Technology

Janusz Hołyst was born 19 November, 1955 in Elblag, Poland. He graduated with a MSc in physics (1979) and completed his PhD in solid state physics (1985) at the Warsaw University of Technology. He later received his Habilitation in theoretical physics from WUT (1993). Hołyst has remained at WUT holding various research positions becoming a Full Professor in 2007. He is currently the Director of the Center of Excellence for Complex Systems Research, Warsaw University of Technology. He has been a visiting scientist at a number of institutions: Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, Institute of Theoretical Physics ETH Zurich and Institute of Solid State Physics, Technical University Darmstadt. He is also member of the Polish Physical Society, German Physical Society, and European Physical Society. Hołyst has over 120 publications with his research interests lying mainly in the physics of complex systems, nonlinear dynamics, application of physics in social and economical sciences. He is an Associate Editor of European Physical Journal B and a Referee of a number of notable Physical journals.
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