Albert-László Barabási

Portrait of ALBERT-LÁSZLÓ BARABÁSI, winking in front of a rose background

Albert-László Barabási is a physicist who changed the course of modern science with his discovery of scale-free networks. He is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science, a Distinguished University Professor of Physics, and the director of the Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR) at Northeastern University. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Medicine at Harvard University and runs a European Research Council project at Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary. Since 1995, when he presented a paper that included illustrations of an invasion network, Barabási has made the high-definition and highly interpretive visualization of his research central to his work. Examples of his visualizations have been shown at the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. He has also written several popular books among them – »The Formula« (2018) and »Bursts« (2010), and is the author of the award-winning textbooks »Network Science« (2016) and »Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth« (1995).