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Albert Diaz-Guilera

Albert Diaz-Guilera got his degree in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona (1983). PhD in Science at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (1987). Postdoctoral stays in Gorlaeus Laboratories (Leiden, The Netherlands) and “Centre de Physique de Solide” (Sherbrooke, Canada). His research is currently focused on general aspects of complexity, particularly in complex networks.

Being by education a statistical physicist, his research lines had been broadening to cover aspects in many different fields: biology, economy, social sciences, computer science, linguistics. Direct collaborations with scientists with different backgrounds have been possible by means of stays in different centers (Mathematics at Imperial College London, Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University, Ecologia UNAM, Potsdam Institute of Climatogy, Potsdam Psychology, Sociology at ETHZ).

Author of more than 100 articles in physics and interdisciplinary journals. He has given about one hundred of talks at conferences and research centers. Leader of the research group PHYSCOMP2 (, PI of projects from Catalan and Spanish Governments and EU.

Coordinator of the Catalan Network for the Study of Complex Systems (complexitat.CAT)

Citation indices
  All Since 2010
Citations 8118 5512
h-index 34 25
i10-index 56 46

Citations to my articles

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Selected publications

Synchronization reveals topological scales in complex networks

Alex Arenas, Albert Diaz-Guilera, Conrad J. Perez-Vicente

Synchronization in complex networks

Alex Arenas, Albert Diaz-Guilera, Jurgen Kurths, Yamir Moreno, Changsong Zhou

Synchronization in networks of mobile oscillators

Naoya Fujiwara, Jurgen Kurths, Albert Diaz-Guilera
PHYSICAL REVIEW E 83 25101 (2011)

Diffusion Dynamics on Multiplex Networks

Gomez, S. Albert Diaz-Guilera, J. Gomez-Gardenes, Conrad J. Perez-Vicente, Yamir Moreno, Alex Arenas

Pattern formation in multiplex networks

Nikos E. Kouvaris, Shigefumi Hata and Albert DĂ­az-Guilera
Scientific Reports 5 10840 (2015)

An algebraic topological method for multimodal brain networks comparisons

Tiago Simas, Mario Chavez, Pablo R. Rodriguez and Albert Diaz-Guilera
Front. Psychol. (2015)

Role of adjacency-matrix degeneracy in maximum-entropy-weighted network models

Sagarra, O. and PĂ©rez Vicente, C. J. and DĂ­az-Guilera, A.
Physical Review E 92 (2015)

Active and reactive behaviour in human mobility: the influence of attraction points on pedestrians

M. Gutiérrez-Roig, O. Sagarra, A. Oltra, J. R. B. Palmer, F. Bartumeus, A. Díaz-Guilera, J. Perelló
Royal Society Open Science 3 160177 (2016)

Chimera states in a network-organized public goods game with mutations

Nikos E. Kouvaris, Ruben J. Requejo, Johanne Hizanidis and Albert Diaz-Guilera
Chaos 26 123108 (2016)

Quantification of network structural dissimilarities

Tiago A. Schieber, Laura Carpi, Albert DĂ­az-Guilera, Panos M. Pardalos, Cristina Masoller & MartĂ­n G. Ravetti
Nature Communications 8 13928 (2017)

Redes complejas (Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia, Noviembre 2015

Course materials

past teaching

Càlcul d’una variable (grau de Física)

Synchronization (Advanced Physics Master) PDF

Mètodes Matemàtics de la Física II (grau de Física)


LINC (Learning about Interacting Networks in Climate) First School 

Mètodes Matemàtics de la Física II (grau de Física)


Mètodes Matemàtics de la Física II (grau de Física)

Càlcul de diverses variables (grau de Enginyeria Electrònica de Telecomunicació i grau de Enginyeria Biomèdica)


Mètodes Matemàtics de la Física II (grau de Física)

Càlcul de diverses variables (grau de Enginyeria Electrònica de Telecomunicació i grau de Enginyeria Biomèdica)


Mètodes Matemàtics de la Física II

Mecànica i Ones


Mathematical Sociology, Agent-Based Modeling and Artificial Societies (ETH Zurich)


Mètodes Matemàtics de la Física II

Sistemes Complexos (Màster Física Computacional i Aplicada)

Cursos anteriors

Física Estadística

Mètodes Matemàtics de la Física I

Mecànica i Ones

Curs de Doctorat (1998-1999): Models reticulars i auto-organització

Curs de Doctorat, Universitat d’Alacant (desembre 2001): Complex Networks

other appointments

Director of the Universitat de Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems

El GCD@UB s’ha constituït com a grup candidat a Tecnio, segell que atorga la Generalitat de Catalunya, a través d’ACCIÓ, per identificar on es troba la tecnologia més innovadora els desenvolupadors que l’ofereixen i els facilitadors que participen en el procés de transferència de tecnologia i coneixement.

Coordinador de la xarxa de investigadors catalans sobre temes relacionats amb la complexitat

Miembro de la Junta Directiva de COMSOTEC (Asociación para el Estudio de Sistemas Complejos Sociotecnológicos)

Member of IBERSINC (network of Spanish researchers for the study of sycnhronization phenomena)

Member of GISME (multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals with the aim to develop quantitative models to study the dynamics of the technological progress and its impact on the society, economy, policy, and the environment)

© 2017 Albert Diaz-Guilera