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Statistical Physics Approaches to Networks Across Disciplines

Objective

Networks are ubiquitous in all aspects of human existence. They manifest themselves in everyday life, they underpin the most advanced information and communication technologies, and they provide a powerful framework for addressing a wide spectrum of complex problems in the natural sciences, in engineering, and in economics and the social sciences. Networks, network-related science, and network-based technologies are thus of central importance to maintaining and improving human well-being as well as improving economic, technological, and scientific competitiveness.
Statistical physics offers a powerful set of concepts and methods to analyze problems of exactly the type posed by today's key challenges in network science. While the European statistical physics community has an established tradition of coordinated cross-border research collaborations in this area, there has been so far no significant European coordination effort on the initial training side. The proposed ITN is set to fill that gap. Its aim is to train a cadre of future research leaders in advanced methods of analysis, inference, control and optimization of network structure and dynamics, thus maximizing the impact of statistical physics approaches across a broad range of application areas.
The ITN will create an innovative training environment by exploiting synergies and complementarities of a research matrix defined by methods and themes on the one hand, and application foci on the other. It will be implemented by targeted secondments of early stage researchers across both axes of the research matrix. Existing local training provision and dedicated network-wide training events will be exploited to ensure that researchers are systematically exposed to the full range of statistical physics techniques and application domains, covered by the 9 leading European research teams and 4 private sector partners integrated into this effort, and will comprise complementary skills training as an integral part.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 690 758

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 824 648
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michèle Saumon (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 245 164
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 003
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Roveglia (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 532 004
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luca Leuzzi (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 291 619
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Iuliana Hussein (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 252 681
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harriett Johansson (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
France
EU contribution
€ 274 884
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75007 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milena Poropat (Ms.)