About IFISC


Connecting science, understanding complexity


IFISC (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems) is a joint research institute of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) created in 2007 building upon the former Cross-Disciplinary Physics Department of the Mediterranean Institute for Advance Studies (IMEDEA) dating from 1995. Its mission is to develop Cross-Disciplinary and Strategic Research in Complex Systems following the established scientific approach of physicists. 

By Cross-Disciplinary Research we mean the transfer of knowledge, concepts and methods to create bridges among traditional disciplines. By Strategic Research we mean focusing on advanced studies in emerging strategic fields with a strong potential impact, avoiding the “basic-applied” polarization. 

IFISC´s working environment is a complex system in itself seeking coherence and integration from diversity, interaction, scientific dialog, transversal structures, bridge building and selforganization. Research is therefore organized in terms of research lines, rather than research groups.


RESEARCH LINES

Emerging from a back-bone transversal research line of exploratory nature on Complex Systems, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, there are 5 research lines of transfer of knowledge in the interface with other disciplines (Quantum Technologies, Information and Communication Technologies, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences):

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SERVICES UNIT

  • The Data Analytics@IFISC unit provides services of data mining as well as big data analysis and modelling to IFISC, CSIC, UIB and external organizations.


COLLABORATION NETWORK 

The strong interactions between IFISC’s members can be seen in the network of interactions among the permanent staff:


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INTERNAL ORGANIZATION

IFISC is organized in two departments

  • Cross-Disciplinary Physics Department, Department Head:  Roberta Zambrini
  • Complex Systems Department, Department Head: Pere Colet

and a Unit of Computer Services and Scientific Computing and Big Data.


Organization IFISC

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

  • Lluis Torner

    Chairperson: Lluis Torner
    ICFO, Barcelona

  • Ulrike Feudel

    Ulrike Feudel
    Oldenburg University, Oldenburg

  • Elisabeth Giacobino

    Elisabeth Giacobino
    Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris

  • Alessandro Vespignani

    Alessandro Vespignani
    Northeastern University, Boston

  • Angelo Vulpiani

    Angelo Vulpiani
    La Sapienza University, Rome


    DOCUMENTS
  • IFISC general description (ESP)
  • IFISC scientific description (ENG)
  • IFISC presentation (PDF)
  • IFISC Annual Report 2020

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