Studium Generale: Complex Networks

From 20 February to 27 March 2017 Studium Generale of the Leiden University is organising a series of lectures on complex networks under the title ‘Complex Networks: Challenges and Perspectives.’


afficheNetworksSpeakers are: Prof. Frank den Hollander, Dr. Diego Garlaschelli and Dr. Michael Emmerich.


Networks are the backbone of modern society. Technological developments have created large networks for the transport of people, goods, information, money and energy. For instance, billions of people in the world are connected via the internet.

In this series the speakers will give examples of real-world networks, discuss key questions, describe key models, and explain how networks can be analysed, simulated, controlled and optimised.



The lectures are on Monday nights from 19:30 to 21:00.

Location: Lipsius Building, room 011, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden


Monday 20 February

Speaker: Frank den Hollander

Title: Real-World Networks


Monday 27 February

Speaker: Michael Emmerich
Title: Visualization and Simulation of Large Real-World    Networks


Monday 6 March
Speaker: Diego Garlaschelli
Title: Economic and Financial Networks


Monday 13 March

Speaker: Diego Garlaschelli

Title: Early-warning Signals in Financial Networks


Monday 20 March

Speaker: Frank den Hollander
Title: Epidemics on Networks


Monday 27 March

Speaker: Michael Emmerich
Title: What Makes Network Problems Hard to Solve?


Programme and abstracts of the lectures




20 february - 27 March 2017


Studium Generale

Leiden University


lipsius buildingLipsius Building,

Leiden University

Cleveringaplaats 1



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