Guido Caldarelli

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Guido Caldarelli (1967) Full Professor in Theoretical Physics at IMT from 2013

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Caldarelli received his Ph.D. from SISSA, after which he was a postdoc in the Department of Physics and School of Biology, University of Manchester. He then worked at the Theory of Condensed Matter Group, University of Cambridge, where he worked with Robin Ball and stayed in Wolfson College. He returned to Italy as a lecturer at National Institute for Condensed Matter (INFM) and later as Primo Ricercatore in the Institute of Complex Systems of the National Research Council of Italy. In this period he was also the coordinator of the Networks subproject, part of the Complexity Project, for the Fermi Centre. He also spent some terms at University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and in 2006 he has been visiting professor at École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Research Interest

I got my Degree in Physics in Rome Sapienza working on Fractals, more specifically on statistical models of fractures (see here an excellent review).

I then got a PhD in Condensed matter at ISAS working on Self-Organized Criticality.

Now I am interested in Complex Networks, and in particular in the definition of new models for the growth and evolution of these structures.

Despite the differences in the terms,  my whole activity is the study of the scale invariance in natural phenomena. Scale invariance in geometry produces fractals, scale invariance in the dynamics generates avalanches, scale invariance in the topology produces  the ubiquitous complex networks we observe in our world.