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Prof. Gabriel Cwilich (Yeshiva University, New York)
3rd October 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What is networks theory, and why physicists are interested in them?
In this seminar I will introduce some of the basic ideas and concepts of networks theory, present the main concepts used to quantify them, and discuss their connection to complexity, and relevance to several fields of science. I will show applications to problems as varied as diffusion theory, electrical networks, information theory, percolation problems, or income distribution. I will present some of the dynamical models of network formation, and survey recent results that help us to understand better the fragility of a network with regards to random
failure and their resilience when under different types of attack.