Bertrand Berche

IJL, University de Lorraine

Bertrand Berche was born on May 6, 1963 in Metz (France). He got his master degrees in physics and in applied physics in 1987 from Henri Poincaré University of Nancy, continuing studies at this university as a PhD postgraduate student and defended his doctoral dissertation under the supervisorship of Loїc Turban there in 1991. Since then, he has been working at this university (since 2009 the university became a part of the University of Lorraine). He habilitated in 1997 and became a professor in 1998. In 2008–2011 he was president of the Condensed Matter Section of the National Council of Universities (CNU, France) – a national body in charge of the qualification, recruitment and careers of university professors. In 2008-2013 he was Director of the Department of Physics and Mechanics at the University of Lorraine.
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Ralph Kenna

Coventry University

Professor Ralph Kenna (born 27 August 1964) is an Irish mathematician and theoretical physicist who is deputy director of mathematics research at Coventry University. He is a specialist in critical phenomena and sociophysics. Kenna was born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, on 27 August 1964. He obtained his BSc and Master's degrees at Trinity College Dublin in 1988. He completed his PhD at the University of Graz under Professor Christian Lang in 1993. Kenna was an EU Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool (1994–1997) and at Trinity College Dublin (1997–1999). He lectured at Trinity College from 1998 to 2002 and has been with Coventry University since 2012. In 2005, he co-founded the Applied Mathematics Research Centre there. His research interests relate to field theory, statistical physics of phase transitions and complex systems.
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Dominique Mouhanna

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

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Ralf Metzler

University of Potsdam

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Iddo Eliazar

Holon Institute of Technology

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Carlos Mejia-Monasterio

Technical University of Madrid and University of Helsinki

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Oleg Vasilyev

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

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