Volume 111, Number 5, September 2015
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||21 September 2015|
Interdisciplinary and physics challenges of network theory
School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London - London E1 4NS, UK
Received: 31 August 2015
Accepted: 2 September 2015
Network theory has unveiled the underlying structure of complex systems such as the Internet or the biological networks in the cell. It has identified universal properties of complex networks, and the interplay between their structure and dynamics. After almost twenty years of the field, new challenges lie ahead. These challenges concern the multilayer structure of most of the networks, the formulation of a network geometry and topology, and the development of a quantum theory of networks. Making progress on these aspects of network theory can open new venues to address interdisciplinary and physics challenges including progress on brain dynamics, new insights into quantum technologies, and quantum gravity.
PACS: 64.60.aq – Networks / 89.75.-k – Complex systems / 64.60.ah – Percolation
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