ISING LECTURERS-2015

 

Antonio Scala

Institute for Complex Systems, CNR Italy and The London Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Antonio Scala holds a Master degree in Physics and Computer Science at the University of Napoli "Federico II" and a PhD in condensed matter Physics at Boston University. He is currently a professor of physics at the CNR Institute for Complex Systems at the University of Roma "La Sapienza", associate professor at IMT Alti Studi Lucca and research Fellow at LIMS the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Together with G. D'Agostino, he is the organizer of the workshop series "Networks of networks" on Systemic Risk and Infrastructural Inter-dependencies. His main areas of research are in Statistical and Computational Physics; he has published papers on percolation, disordered systems, pattern formation, metastable liquids, glassy systems, energy landscapes, protein folding, complex networks, event-driven algorithms, Brownian simulations for hard-bodies, complexity in economics, network medicine, power grids and self-healing networks.
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Bernat Corominas-Murtra

Medical University of Vienna

Bernat is a polymath who has a degrees in both Physics and Linguistics. He completed a MSc in mathematics and his PhD at the Universitat de Barcelona. His research activities began at the ICREA-Complex Systems Lab (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), headed by Professor Ricard Sole. He has collaborated with several research institutions; the Fundamental Center for Living Technology (University of Southern Denmark), the Information and Autonomous Systems Research Group (University of the Basque Country) and the Center for Theoretical Linguistics (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). He has also actively contributed to the "Mesomorph" project, the "ComplexDys" project and the NWO project "Dependency in Universal Grammar". He is currently working at the Section for Complex Systems Research (Medical University of Vienna), headed by Professor Stefan Thurner. His current activities range from the exploration of the behavior of artificial societies to the foundations of complexity and statistical mechanics.
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Bohdan Lev

Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics

Bohdan Lev was born in the Gubakha village of the Permskii Krai of Russia, on 26 August 1952. In 1981, he received a PhD from the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 1992, he received the Doctoral degree in Phys.-Math. Sci. from the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 2002, Lev became a Professor later becoming the Head of the Department of Synergetics at the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the NAS of Ukraine in 2007. He was elected a Corresponding Member of the NAS of Ukraine in 2009. He has on numerous occasions been invited as a visiting scientist by leading research centers: York University (Canada), Japan Science and Technology Corporation (Japan), University of Helsinki (Finland). Lev has over 140 scientific publications with his main research interests residing within the fields of Statistical Physics, Semiconductor Physics and the physics of colloidal liquid crystals.
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