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

       Oxford University Press (Dec 2023)

  • "Le Monde des réseaux" Popular science book published

        by Odile Jacob (in French), 2023

  • Spatial Networks (2022)

       A Complete Introduction: From Graph Theory and      

       Statistical Physics to Real-World Applications

  • Morphogenesis of Spatial Networks

          M. Barthelemy
          Springer 2018


  • The Structure and Dynamics of Cities

          M. Barthelemy
          Cambridge University Press (December 2016)


  • Dynamical processes on Complex Networks

          A. Barrat, M. Barthelemy, A. Vespignani
          Cambridge University Press (2008)

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All my papers are available on the Google Scholar page here

You will find below most of my papers published these last years


Symmetry breaking in optimal transport networks

       S Patwardhan, M Barthelemy. S. Erkol, S. Fortunato, F. Radicchi

       Nature Communications 15:3758 (2024)

Defining a city—delineating urban areas using cell-phone data

        L Dong, et al.

        Nature Cities 1 (2), 117-125 (2024)

Physics for secure and efficient societies

        M Barthelemy

        EPS Grand Challenges: Physics for Society in the Horizon 2050

A stochastic block hypergraph model

       A. Pister, M. Barthelemy


Structure of road networks and the shape of the macroscopic fundamental diagram

      Erwan Taillanter, Andreas Schadschneider, Marc Barthelemy

      Phys. Rev. E 109, 014314 (2024)


Modeling the spatial dynamics of income in cities

        Vincent Verbavatz, Marc Barthelemy

        EPB: Urban Analytics and City Science
       2024, Vol. 51(1) 128–139


The role of complexity for digital twins of cities

      G. Caldarelli et al.

      Nature computational science 2023

Statistical analysis of chess games: space control and tipping points

       Marc Barthelemy


Impact of the Ukrainian crisis on the global food security

        Jean Cyrus de Gourcuff, David Makowski, Philippe Ciais, Marc Barthelemy


The distorting lens of human mobility data

         Riccardo Gallotti, Davide Maniscalco, Marc Barthelemy, Manlio De Domenico


Evolution of road infrastructures in large urban areas
         Erwan Taillanter, Marc Barthelemy

         Physical Review E 107, 034304 (2023)


Scenarios for a post-covid-19 world airline networks

           Jiachen Ye, Peng Ji, Marc Barthelemy

            Chaos 33, 043140 (2023)



A class of models for random hypergraphs

         Marc Barthelemy

         Phys. Rev. E 106, 064310 (2022)


Spatial structure of city population growth
         Sandro M. Reia, P. Suresh C. Rao, Marc Barthelemy, Satish V. Ukkusuri

         Nature Communications, 13, Article number: 5931 (2022)


A dominance tree approach to systems of cities

          Thomas Louail, Marc Barthelemy

          Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 97:101856 (2022)

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Betweenness centrality in dense spatial networks

          Vincent Verbavatz and Marc Barthelemy
          Phys. Rev. E 105, 054303 – Published 4 May 2022

Local impacts on road networks and access to critical locations during extreme floods

S Loreti, E Ser-Giacomi, A Zischg, M Keiler, M Barthelemy

           Scientific Reports 12, Article number: 1552 (2022)

The effect of interurban movements on the population structure

          Jiachen Ye, Qitong Hu, Peng Ji, Marc Barthelemy

          Front. Phys. 10:967870.



Emerging dynamics from high-resolution spatial numerical epidemics

O Thomine, S Alizon, C Boennec, M Barthelemy, M Sofonea

eLife 2021;10:e71417

Betweenness centrality in dense spatial networks

          Vincent Verbavatz and Marc Barthelemy


Future Cities: Why Digital Twins Need to Take Complexity Science on Board

E. Arcaute et al.

Preprint, 2021

Modelling car traffic in cities     

          V Verbavatz, M Barthelemy

          Handbook on Cities and Complexity, 260 (2021)

          Edited by Juval Portugali

Empirical evidence for a jamming transition in urban traffic

           Erwan Taillanter and Marc Barthelemy

           Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 18:0210391. (2021)

The structure of urban networks

           Handbook of Cities and Networks (Eds. Neal, Zachary P., Rozenblat, Céline)

           Chapter 7, page 127 (2021)

From one-way streets to percolation on random mixed graphs

           Vincent Verbavatz and Marc Barthelemy

           Phys. Rev. E 103, 042313 (2021)


The future of urban science: integrating the social and natural sciences

          SSRN 2021


La croissance des villes vue par la physique statistique

           Marc Barthelemy

           Reflets de la Physique 67, 16-20 (2020).

The growth equation of cities

           Vincent Verbavatz, Marc Barthelemy

           Nature, (2020) 587:397-401

Access to mass rapid transit in OECD urban areas

           Vincent Verbavatz, Marc Barthelemy

           Scientific Data (2020) 7:301


The future of urban science: integrating the social and natural sciences
          J. Lobo et al

          SSRN, 2020

Revisiting the coupling between accessibility and population growth

          V Volpati, M Barthelemy

          arXiv preprint arXiv:1911.12684

          J. Phys. Complex. 1 025002




Tomography of Scaling
          M. Barthelemy

          J. R. Soc. Interface 16: 20190602 (2019)

Modeling Cities
          M. Barthelemy
         Comptes Rendus Physique 2019

The shape of shortest paths in random spatial networks
          A. Kartun-Giles, M. Barthelemy, C.P. Dettmann
          Phys. Rev. E 100, 032315 (2019)

The statistical physics of cities
          M. Barthelemy
          Nature Reviews Physics 2019

The optimal geometry of transportation networks
          D. Aldous, M. Barthelemy
          Phys. Rev. E 99, 052303

Efficiency and shrinking in evolving networks
          A. Bottinelli, M. Gherardi, M. Barthelemy
         J. R. Soc. Interface 16:20190101 (2019).

Critical factors for mitigating car traffic in cities
          V. Verbavatz and M. Barthelemy
​          PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219559 (2019)



Transitions in spatial networks
          M. Barthelemy
          Comptes Rendus Physique 2018 Volume 19, Pages 205-232

Towards a classification of planar maps
          A. Diet and M. Barthelemy
          Phys. Rev. E 98, 062304 (2018)

Spatial distribution of the population density in cities
          V. Volpati and M. Barthelemy

From global scaling to the dynamics of individual cities
          J. Depersin and M. Barthelemy
          PNAS March 6, 2018. 115 (10) 2317-2322

Human mobility: models and applications
          H. Barbosa-Filho, M. Barthelemy, G. Ghoshal, C.R. James, M. Lenormand,            T. Louail, R. Menezes, J.J. Ramasco, F. Simini, M. Tomasini
          Physics Reports 734, 1-74 (2018)

​From the betweenness centrality in street networks to structural invariants in random planar graphs
          A. Kirkley, H. Barbosa, M. Barthelemy, G. Ghoshal
          Nature Communications, 9(1), 2501 (2018)




The coalescing colony model: mean-field, scaling, and geometry
          G. Carra, K. Mallick, M. Barthelemy
          Physical Review E 96, 062316 (2017)

Tracking random walks
          R. Gallotti, R. Louf, J.-M. Luck, M. Barthelemy
          Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2018 15 20170776

​Central loops in random planar graphs
          B. Lion, M. Barthelemy
          Physical Review E 95:042310 (2017)



The fundamental diagram of urbanization
          G. Carra, M. Barthelemy
         Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 46(4), 690–            706 (2019)

Is spatial information in ICT data reliable ?
          M. Lenormand, T. Louail, M. Barthelemy, JJ. Ramasco

          Proceedings of the 2016 Spatial Accuracy Conference, p 9-17,

          Montpellier, France

A stochastic model of randomly accelerated walkers for human mobility
          R. Gallotti, A. Bazzani, S. Rambaldi, M. Barthelemy
          Nature Communications 7, Article number: 12600 (2016)


A global take on congestion in urban areas
          M. Barthelemy
          Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 43:800-804 (2016)

Patterns of residential segregation
          R. Louf, M. Barthelemy
         PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157476 (2016)

Modeling the relation between income and commuting distance
          G. Carra, I. Mulalic, M. Fosgerau, M. Barthelemy
          J. R. Soc. Interface 2016 13 20160306 (2016)

Lost in transportation: Information measures and cognitive limits in multilayer navigation
         R. Gallotti, MA Porter, M. Barthelemy
        Science Advances  Vol. 2, no. 2, e1500445 (2016)




How transportation hierarchy shapes human mobility
          R. Gallotti, A. Bazzani, S. Rambaldi, M. Barthelemy

Roads and cities of 18th century France
          J Perret, M. Gribaudi, M. Barthelemy
          Scientific Data 2, Article number: 150048 (2015) 


Comparing and modeling land use organization in cities
         M. Lenormand, M. Picornell, OG Cantu, T. Louail, R. Herranz, M.                             
Barthelemy, E. Frias-Martinez, M. San Miguel, JJ Ramasco
         Royal Society Open Science 2, 150449 (2015)

Multiplex networks in metropolitan areas: generic features and local effects
          E. Strano, S. Shai, S. Dobson, M. Barthelemy
          J. R. Soc. Interface 2015 12 20150651

Influence of sociodemographic characteristics on human mobility
          M. Lenormand, T. Louail, O. Garcia Cantu-Ros, M. Picornell, R. Herranz,                J.M. Arias, M. Barthelemy, M. San Miguel, J.J. Ramasco 
          Scientific Reports, 5:10075 (2015)

Uncovering the spatial structure of mobility networks
          T. Louail, M. Lenormand, M. Picornell, O. Garcia Cantu, R. Herranz, E.                    Frias-Martinez, J.J. Ramasco, M. Barthelemy
          Nature Communications 6:6007 (2015)

The multilayer temporal network of public transport in Great Britain
          Riccardo Gallotti, Marc Barthelemy
          Scientific Data, 2: 140056 (2015)


From paths to blocks: new measures for street patterns
          Marc Barthelemy
          Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

          44(2), 256–271 (2017)



Anatomy and efficiency of urban multimodal mobility
          Riccardo Gallotti, Marc Barthelemy
          Scientific Reports, 4: 6911 (2014)


Scaling: Lost in the smog
          Rémi Louf, Marc Barthelemy
          Env. Plan. B 41(5) 767 – 769 


A typology of street patterns
          Rémi Louf, Marc Barthelemy
          Royal Society Interface 11(101):20140924 (2014)

Cross-checking different sources of mobility information
          M. Lenormand, M. Picornell, O.G. Cantu-Ros, A. Tugores, T. Louail, R.     

          Herranz, M. Barthelemy, E. Frias-Martinez, J.J. Ramasco          
          PLoS One 9(8):e105184 (2014)

Scaling in transportation networks
          Rémi Louf, Camille Roth, Marc Barthelemy
          PLoS One 9(7):e102007 (2014)

How congestion shapes cities: from mobility patterns to scaling
          Rémi Louf, Marc Barthelemy
          Scientific Reports 4:5561 (2014)

From mobile phone data to the spatial structure of cities         
          Thomas Louail, Maxime Lenormand, Oliva García Cantú,

Picornell, Ricardo Herranz, Enrique Frias-Martinez, José J. Ramasco, 

Marc Barthelemy

Scientific Reports 4:5276 (2014)





The simplicity of planar networks
          MP Viana, E. Strano, P. Bordin, M. Barthelemy
          Scientific Reports 3:3495 (2013)


 Non-linear growth and condensation in multiplex networks
         Vincenzo Nicosia, Ginestra Bianconi, Vito Latora, Marc Barthelemy
         Phys. Rev. E 90, 042807 (2014)

Modeling the polycentric transition of cities

         R. Louf and M. Barthelemy  

         Physical Review Letters, 111:198702 (2013)


Self-organization versus top-down planning in the evolution of a city
         M. Barthelemy, P. Bordin, H. Berestycki, M. Gribaudi
         Nature Scientific Reports 3:2153 (2013)


Emergence of hierarchy in cost-driven growth of Spatial networks
         R. Louf, P. Jensen, M. Barthelemy
         Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. (USA), 110(22):8824-8829 (2013)

Multilayer Networks
        Mikko Kivelä, Alexandre Arenas, Marc Barthelemy, James P. Gleeson, Yamir           

        Moreno, Mason A. Porter
        J. Complex Netw. 2(3): 203-271 (2014)

Interdependent networks: the fragility of control
         Richard G. Morris, Marc Barthelemy
         Scientific Reports 3:2764 (2013)

Growing multiplex networks
         V. Nicosia, G. Bianconi, V. Latora, M. Barthelemy
         Physical Review Letters, 111:058701 (2013)

before 2012


Transport on coupled spatial networks
       Richard Morris, Marc Barthelemy
       Physical Review Letters 109:128703 (2012)

A long-time limit of world subway networks
       Camille Roth, Soong Moon Kang, Michael Batty, Marc Barthelemy
       Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9:2540-2550 (2012)

Elementary processes governing the evolution of road networks
       E. Strano, V. Nicosia, V. Latora, S. Porta, M. Barthelemy
       Scientific Reports 2:296 (2012)


Spatial correlations in attribute communities [pdf]
       Federica Cerina, Vincenzo De Leo, Marc Barthelemy, Alessandro Chessa
       PLoS ONE 7(5): e37507 (2012)

Spatial Networks
       Marc Barthelemy
       Physics Reports 499:1-101 (2011)


 Structure of urban movements: polycentric activity and entangled hierarchical flows
       Camille Roth, Soong Moon Kang, Michael Batty, Marc Barthelemy           
       PLoS One 6(1):e15923 (2011)


Co-evolution of density and topology in a simple model of city formation [pdf]
       Marc Barthelemy, Alessandro Flammini
       Networks and Spatial Economics, vol 9:401-425 (2009)


Modeling urban street patterns
       Marc Barthelemy, Alessandro Flammini
       Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 138702 (2008)


The structure of Inter-Urban traffic: A weighted network analysis
       A. De Montis, M. Barthelemy, A. Chessa, A. Vespignani        
       Environment and Planning: B, 34:905-924 (2007)


Optimal Traffic Networks
       M. Barthelemy, A. Flammini       
       J. Stat. Mech. (2006) L07002


Betweenness Centrality in Large Complex Networks

        M. Barthelemy

        Eur. Phys. Jour. B, vol 38, 163 (2004)


Connectivity Distribution of Spatial Networks
       C. Herrmann, M Barthelemy, P. Provero
       Phys. Rev. E 68 (2003) 026128


Crossover from Scale-Free to Spatial Networks
       M. Barthelemy
       Europhys. Lett. 63 (6) pp.915-921 (2003)


Spatial Structure of the Internet Traffic
       M. Barthelemy, B. Gondran, E. Guichard
       Physica A 319 (2003) 633-642


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