Informal seminar on Statistical Physics: "Statistical mechanics of multiplex networks"
Starts 31 Oct 2013 16:00
Ends 31 Oct 2013 20:00
Central European Time
Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
A large variety of complex systems, from the brain to the weather networks and complex infrastructures, are formed by several networks that coexist, interact and coevolve forming a “network of networks”. Modeling such multilayer structures and characterizing the rich interplay between their structure and their dynamical behavior is crucial in order to understand and predict complex phenomena. In this talk I will present recent works on statistical mechanics of multiplex networks. Multiplex networks are formed by N nodes linked in different layers by different networks. I will present models that generate multiplexes with different types of correlations between the layers, and characterize new percolation phenomena on multiplex networks, showing first order phase transitions, bistability or a complex phase diagram with tricriticals points and higher order critical points.