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


The Israel Prize for 2018, Israel


Order of the Star of Italy, President of Italy


Distinguished Scientist Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing


Rothschild Prize for Physical and Chemical Sciences, Israel


Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society, USA


Chaim Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences, Israel 


Nicholson Medal, American Physical Society, USA


Michael M. Danziger, Ivan Bonamassa, Stefano Boccaletti & Shlomo Havlin
“Dynamic interdependence and competition in multilayer networks”
Nature Physics 15, 178–185


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


Jichang Zhao, Daqing Li, Hillel Sanhedrai, Reuven Cohen & Shlomo Havlin
“Spatio-temporal propagation of cascading overload failures in spatially embedded networks”
Nature Communications 7, Article number: 10094


Antonio Majdandzic, Lidia A. Braunstein, Chester Curme, Irena Vodenska, Sary Levy-Carciente, H. Eugene Stanley & Shlomo Havlin
“Multiple tipping points and optimal repairing in interacting networks”
Nature Communications 7, Article number: 10850


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


Amir Bashan, Yehiel Berezin, Sergey V. Buldyrev & Shlomo Havlin
“The extreme vulnerability of interdependent spatially embedded networks”
Nature Physics 9, 667–672


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


Jianxi Gao, Sergey V. Buldyrev, H. Eugene Stanley & Shlomo Havlin
“Networks formed from interdependent networks”
Nature Physics 8, 40–48


Amir Bashan, Ronny P. Bartsch, Jan. W. Kantelhardt, Shlomo Havlin & Plamen Ch. Ivanov
“Network physiology reveals relations between network topology and physiological function”
Nature Communications 3, Article number: 702


Li Daqing, Kosmas Kosmidis, Armin Bunde & Shlomo Havlin
“Dimension of spatially embedded networks”
Nature Physics 7, 481–484


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


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