Dynamics and Structure of Complex Systems
Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN)Summary of the project: The project addresses 3 major research areas: Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems, Biological Systems and Complex Networks. Our Lab leads the latter area. In particular, our aim is to apply the techniques of nonlinear and statistical physics for the study of different kinds of networked systems. As Complex Networks are ubiquitous in contemporary sciences, their main topological characteristics, such as their scale-free character and the small-world property have opened a promising field to the application of methods and concepts of Statistical Mechanics to the study of these systems. Though many important advances in the study of structure and dynamics of complex networks have been made in the last years, there is still much to do. The proposed tasks within this project include the study of nonlinear dynamical processes coupled to complex topologies and models of synchronization in complex networks. Besides we will continue the study of general dynamical processes relevant in epidemiology, communication networks and transport in general. Finally, we will analyze the emergence of collective and cooperative behaviors in social systems.