The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021: the year of complex systems

12 October 2021
Erik Hörmann

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has today decided to award the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for ground-breaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems


Last Tuesday this announcement got many in our community very excited: never before had the Nobel prize been awarded to a topic so closely related to Network Science. We will try to understand the contributions that have led to this Nobel Prize announcement and their ties with networks science. The presentation will be held by Erik Hörmann, who has been lucky enough to have had the honour and pleasure of studying and working with one of the awardees, Professor Giorgio Parisi, before joining the Mathematical Institute.