Lecture "Complex Networks" - Winter term 2014/15



Place:   Humboldt University,  Berlin, Department of Physics

Lectures:   weekly,  Thursday 13-15 (ct),  room NEW 15 3'101   (Dr. Reik Donner / Prof. Jürgen Kurths); starting: 16 October

Tutorials:   bi-weekly,   Thursday 9-11 (ct),  room NEW 15 1'427  (Bedartha Goswami), starting: 23 October


Audience:   open for all students of natural sciences and related areas with particular interest in networks (advanced BSc, MSc or PhD student level)

Certificate:   regular participation in lectures and tutorials, 50% of points from exercise sheets; for graded certificate: additional oral examination at the end of the lecture series




Topics (further topics may be added upon suggestions from the audience):


  • Motivation and examples
  • Structural characteristics of networks
  • Generic properties of real-world networks, elementary network models
  • Statistical mechanics of complex networks, phase transitions/percolation
  • Adaptive/co-evolutionary networks
  • Boolean dynamics on networks (spin models), opinion formation
  • Dynamical systems on networks: Kuramoto model, networks of coupled oscillators, synchronization
  • Control of network dynamics: master stability formalism, pinning control
  • Interdependent networks: structure and dynamics
  • Characteristics of spatially embedded networks, properties and models of transportation and supply networks
  • Network reconstruction from data: functional networks, time series networks
  • Temporal networks




Last update:   14 October 2014