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Marián Boguñá Espinal

ICREA Acadèmia 2010, 2015 & 2020

Universitat de Barcelona · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Marián Boguñá Espinal

M. Boguñá is a full professor at the Departament de Condensed Matter Physics, University of Barcelona. He graduated in Physics in 1994 and obtained his PhD in 1998. In 1999, he moved to the US to do a postdoctoral stay with Prof. G. H. Weiss at the National Institutes of Health, Washington DC. After this period, in 2003, he was awarded a Ramón y Cajal fellowship. He got the tenure position in 2008. During this period, he has also spent several months in the US as invited guest scientist at Indiana University. M. Boguñá has written over 90 publications in major peer reviewed international scientific journals: Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Physics, PNAS, Phys. Rev. Letters, and Phys. Rev. X. In January 2008, he obtained the Outstanding Referee award of the American Physical Society. He was awarded as ICREA Academia researcher in 2010, 2015, and 2020. Since January 2013, he serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports.

Research interests

His research interests are focused on the study of complex systems. In particular, those systems made up of a large number of units that interact through complex topologies and, therefore, are suitable to be studied using statistical physics tools. Such systems are ubiquitous and can be found in very diverse fields: societies at the large scale, cellular networks, or communication networks like the Internet, to name just a few. One of the major challenges in this field is the understanding of the coupling between the complex topologies shown by these type of systems and the functions they perform. M. Boguñá is one of the major proponents of the new field of Network Geometry, a theory aiming at finding the geometric origin of the discrete structures underlying complex systems.


Complex Systems, Complex Networks, Network Geometry, Statistical Physics

ICREA Memoir 2023