Prof. Shlomo Havlin

Complex Networks


Prof. Havlin has made fundamental contributions to the physics of complex systems and statistical physics. These discoveries have impacted many other fields such as medicine, biology, geophysics, and more. He has over 48,000 citations on ISI Web of Science and over 78,000 in Google Scholar. His h-index is 99 (125) in Web of Science (Google Scholar).  Havlin is one of the two most cited scientists in Israel.

He is a professor in the Physics Department at Bar-Ilan University. He received his Ph.D. in 1972 from Bar Ilan University and he has been a professor at BIU since 1984. Also, between the years of 1999 – 2001 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Exact Sciences and from 1996 to 1999 he was the President of the Israel Physical Society.

He won the Israel prize in Physics (2018), Order of the Star of Italy, President of Italy (2017), the Rothschild Prize for Physical and Chemical Sciences, Israel (2014), the Lilienfeld Prize for ”a most outstanding contribution to physics”, APS, USA (2010) and many others.

His main research interests are in the field of complex networks, with a focus on Interdependent networks, cascading failures, networks of networks and their implications to real world problems.