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New Book on modelling urban population dynamics and statistics (Oxford Univ. Press)

Statistics and Dynamics of Urban Populations: Empirical Results and Theoretical Approaches

  • This book describes all aspects of quantitative approaches to urban population growth

  • From measures and empirical results to the mathematical description of their evolution





Recent papers

  • 01/24 Our new paper about the macroscopic fundamental

       diagram for traffic in cities is now pubished in PRE

  • 01/24 New paper on a stochastic block hypergraph model

  • 11/23 Our new paper on optimal networks is on the arxiv

  • Final version of our paper about the spatial distribution of

       income in cities published in EPB

  • New paper in Reports on Progress in Physics: 

       "Stochastic equations and cities"


Book on spatial networks

Spatial Networks

A Complete Introduction: From Graph Theory and Statistical Physics to Real-World Applications

  • Updated and largely augmented version of previous works (Table of contents here)

  • Provides a comprehensive review of this interdisciplinary field

  • Illustrates how graph theory and statistical physics can help solving practical problems

  • Contains many examples of real-world applications from transportation networks to the brain

Springer 2022

Popular science book (in French)

"Le monde des réseaux"

(Editions Odile Jacob)

In the (french) media:

- Chronique d'Etienne Klein ici

- Emission sur RTBF Tendances première

- Emission "La librairie de l'Eco" BFM Business

(1ere diffusion Samedi 11/02 16h30)

- Interview pour Le Figaro (27/02)

- Chronique dans Le Monde (28/02)

- Emission RFI "Autour de la question" (21/03 15h00)

- Sud-Radio "Le numerique pour tous" (02/04)

[More news]



  • Short video on our Nature paper "The growth equation of cities" available here (in french)

        and epidemic spread (in french)

  • Seminar at the LPTMS in Orsay (10/13/2020) "Networks and

       disease spread: a short review for physicists" available

       on youtube here (in French)

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