• P.I.: Konstantin Klemm, Víctor M. Eguíluz

The Physics of Complex Systems is experiencing an important research activity, first due to the development of the Theory of Complex Networks, and second due to Big Data. The model driven approach has been partially replaced by a data driven approach leaving room to important theoretical questions. The SPASIMM project aims at addressing fundamental features observed in real systems, specifically, the role played by the timing of interactions and the spatial location of the elements that conform the complex systems. First, we aim at uncovering the role played by the sequence and timing of interactions by analytical approaches in several controlled environments. Realizing that temporal aspects are also important in the aging of states we will address how aging is affected by the topology of the interactions. In fact, we anticipate that the co-percolation matrix incorporates all the information needed to understand how a dynamics unfolds in a complex system. The importance of space is manifested in processes where mobility is a driving force of interactions. We use motion and transport on oceans as testbed applications for the theoretical developments. To this end, we work with spatio-temporal data on (a) marine megafauna, i.e. the travels of larger sea animals equipped with GPS transponders and (b) high resolution trajectories of vessels for cargo, passengers, fishing etc. Our aim is an integrated description of the use of the seas.


  • Víctor M. Eguíluz

    Víctor M. Eguíluz

  • Konstantin Klemm

    Konstantin Klemm

  • Jorge P. Rodríguez

    Jorge P. Rodríguez

Recent Publications

Cyclic structure induced by load fluctuations in adaptive transportation networks

Martens, Erik Andreas; Klemm, Konstantin
Submitted (2019)

Patterning the insect eye: from stochastic to deterministic mechanisms

Ebadi, Haleh; Perry, Michael; Short, Keith; Klemm, Konstantin; Desplan, Claude; Stadler, Peter F.; Mehta, Anita
PLoS Computational Biology 14, e1006363 (2018)

Cover-Encodings of Fitness Landscapes

Klemm, Konstantin; Mehta, Anita; Stadler, Peter F.
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 80, 2154–2176 (2018)

From Continuous to Discontinuous Transitions in Social Diffusion

Tuzón,Paula;Fernández-Gracia,Juan;Eguíluz,Víctor M.
Frontiers in Physics 6, 21 (2018)

Convergence of marine megafauna movement patterns in coastal and open oceans

Sequeira,A. M. M.;Rodríguez,J. P.;Eguíluz,V. M.;Harcourt,R.;Hindell,M.;Sims,D. W.;Duarte,C. M.;Costa,D. P.;Fernández-Gracia,J.;Ferreira,L. C.;Hays,G.C.;Heupel,M. R.;Meekan,M. G.;et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, 3072-3077 (2018)

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