Shlomo Havlin

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Shlomo Havlin

Specially Appointed Professor

Statistical physicsComplex systemsNetwork scienceMedical physics and Social networks

Biography

Prof. Shlomo Havlin is a Professor in the Physics Department at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He has carried out fundamental research in applications of statistical physics to areas such as complex networks, infrastructure resilience, social networks, geophysics, climate, medicine, biology, and others. Most recently, he has focused on interdependence between infrastructure networks such as the power grid and communications network; and novel methods for understanding traffic congestion in urban settings. Havlin has published over 750 scientific papers and is among the two most cited scientists in Israel (in 2018) with over 80,000 citations and an h-index of 128 (Google Scholar). For his research achievements, he has been awarded the Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society (2010), the Rothschild Prize (2014), the Order of the Star of Italy (2017), and most recently, the Israel Prize (2018).

Expectations for WRHI

Conducting research at WRHI provides me with the opportunity to collaborate with the excellent Japanese researchers who work there on the topics of rumor propagation in social networks, traffic, and finance. These interactions enable us to develop new approaches to projects and combine our complementary skills to achieve novel discoveries.

1984-1988

Chairman, Department of Physics

1996-1999

Dean of Faculty of Exact Sciences BIU.

1999-2001

President of the Israel Physical Society 
Present Supervisor of Post Docs and Graduate Studies in complex networks at BIU

2016-

Present Specially Appointed Professor, WRHI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2006

Nicholson Medal, American Physical Society, USA

2009

Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences, Israel 

2010

Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society, USA

2014

Rothschild Prize for Physical and Chemical Sciences, Israel

2018

The Israel Prize for 2018, Israel

2005

C. Song, S. Havlin and H. A. Makse 
“Self-similarity of complex networks”, 
Nature 433, 392.

2010

S. Buldyrev, R. Parshani, G. Paul, H. E. Stanley and S. Havlin 
“Catastrophic cascade of failures in interdependent networks ” Nature 464, 1025.

2013

A. Majdandzic, B. Podobnik, S.V. Buldyrev, D.Y. Kenett, S. Havlin, H.E. Stanley
“Spontaneous recovery in dynamical networks”
Nature Physics 10, 34.

2015

Dong Zhou, Avi Gozolchiani, Yosef Ashkenazy, and Shlomo Havlin
“Teleconnection Paths via Climate Network Direct Link Detection”
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 268501

2017

Xin Yuan, Yanqing Hu, H. Eugene Stanley, Shlomo Havlin 
“Eradicating catastrophic collapse in interdependent networks via reinforced nodes”
PNAS 114, 3311.