Ginestra Bianconi, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary's School of Mathematical Sciences, was recently elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences.
The European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent organisation. Its members are distinguished scholars and engineers united by a commitment to promoting science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development.
The Members of EURASC are recognised for outstanding contributions to Science and include Nobel Prize Winners and Field Medalists. “I am honoured by this recognition of my work on network theory. Network theory is a field that is key to unlocking the laws that determine the functioning of complex systems. It is an extremely stimulating subject for conducting research at the interface between mathematics and physics.”
Ginestra Bianconi was honoured for her research on statistical mechanics and network theory, specifically for the Bose-Einstein condensation in complex networks, the discovery of the non-equivalence of network ensembles and for her work on dynamics of multilayer and higher-order networks. She currently uses techniques from algebraic topology to study dynamics in networks and simplicial complexes.
“I believe that combining topology with dynamics of networks is one of the most promising research directions to understand brain function” she said.
Ginestra Bianconi, who is an Alan Turing Fellow and Chief Editor of JPhys Complexity (IOP), also works on inference problems combining information theory and applied topology.
To learn more about Professor Bianconi’s research and publications, please visit her staff profile on the QMUL Maths website.