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About me


I am a former student of the Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris (rue d'Ulm). In 1992, I graduated at the University of Paris VI with a thesis in theoretical physics titled "Random walks in random media". After my thesis, I focused on disordered systems and their properties, and since 1992, I have held a permanent position at the CEA. I am now research director at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (IPhT) in Saclay and a member of the Center of Social Analysis and Mathematics (CAMS) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). 

My research interests moved towards applications of statistical physics to complex systems, complex networks, theoretical epidemiology, and more recently on spatial networks. Focusing on both data analysis and modeling with the tools of statistical physics, I am currently also working on various aspects of the emerging science of cities.

Contact: marc dot barthelemy at ipht dot fr

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