Shlomo Havlin


Shlomo Havlin


Statistical physicsComplex systemsNetwork scienceMedical physics and Social networks


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).


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.


Chairman, Department of Physics


Dean of Faculty of Exact Sciences BIU.


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


Present Specially Appointed Professor, WRHI, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Nicholson Medal, American Physical Society, USA


Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences, Israel 


Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society, USA


Rothschild Prize for Physical and Chemical Sciences, Israel


The Israel Prize for 2018, Israel


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


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


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


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


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