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Complex networks

Have you ever wondered what mathematicians mean when they talk about mathematical models of real-life phenomena? And what can such a model tell us about the network-phenomenon we are studying? 

Statistical physics

Interacting particle systems Statistical physics aims at describing collective behaviour in systems consisting of a very large number of interacting particles (= atoms or molecules). This is a daunting task: a glass of water or a piece of iron can easily contain particles. Still, the hope is that the macroscopic properties of these particles […]