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IMA Math Matters Lecture:

Network Science: From the Web to Human Diseases

Albert-László Barabási
Department of Physics
University of Notre Dame

April 21, 2009

7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125    Map

Abstract:

Systems as diverse as the world wide web, Internet or the cell are described by highly interconnected networks with amazingly complex structure. Recent studies indicate that the evolution of these complex networks is governed by simple but generic laws, resulting in apparently universal architectural features. I will discuss this amazing order characterizing our interconnected world, and its implications to how we perceive the impact on communications and medicine.



Math Matters lectures feature distinguished mathematicians and scientists who are also superb expositors able to illuminate the role mathematics is playing in understanding our world and shaping our lives. The lectures are aimed at a broad audience.

 

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