Albert-László Barabási is the Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics at University of Notre Dame. Born in Transylvania, and educated in Bucharest and Budapest, he received a Ph.D. in physics in 1994 from Boston University. After spending a year at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center he joined Notre Dame in 1995. His research has lead to the discovery and understanding of scale-free networks, capturing the structure of many complex networks in technology and nature, from the World Wide Web to the cell. His current research focuses on applying the concepts developed by his group for characterizing the topology of the www and the Internet to uncovering the structural and topological properties of complex metabolic and genetic networks. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His recent general audience book entitled Linked: The New Science of Networks (Perseus, 2002) is currently available in ten languages.

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