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GIACS — More is Different
Intelligent Falling
Teach ‘Intelligent Falling’ in schools alongside gravity!!


Ginestra Bianconi
Ginestra is an absolute star who has done lots of cool work on networks and econophysics.
Stefan Bornholdt
Stefan has done lots fun stuff including biophysics, networks and econophysics.
Damien Challet
Damien is one of the stars of the econophysics scene, as the major force behind the Minority Game model of financial markets, and with some recent interesting papers on computer software.
Dante Chialvo
The inventor, with Per Bak, of one of the neural network models I have used in my own research, and an all-round excellent person, Dante trained as a medical doctor and his subsequent research career spans an extremely wide range of fun and fascinating biological topics.
Álvaro Corral
Álvaro has done fun work on integrate-and-fire oscillators (IFOs), self-organized criticality and earthquakes, among other things.
Tobias Galla
Tobias has done lots of fun work on the Minority Game and is frighteningly smart, understanding maths that renders me speechless just looking at it.
MC Hawking
The lesser-known works of the author of A Brief History of Time. >;}~
Paulien Hogeweg
Paulien Hogeweg is one of the leading figures in bioinformatics and a pioneer in the use of simple self-organising models of coevolving agents.
Mogens Høgh Jensen
Mogens has done a great deal of seminal work on fractals, chaos and turbulence, as well as more recent work on bio- and econophysics.
Matteo Marsili
Matteo is fantastically smart, brilliant almost beyond belief at maths, and does all sorts of exciting stuff on econophysics, data clustering and other interdisciplinary statistical physics.
Sergei Maslov
Sergei’s work includes some important contributions to the theory of self-organized criticality and, more recently, some excellent work on biophysics (particularly on protein interactions), networks and econophysics.
James Millington
James works on landscape and ecological modelling, particularly from the poiint of view of human/landscape/ecosystem interaction.
Maya Paczuski
Maya is a top person who has done lots of cool things including some very important work on self-organized criticality, bio- and econophysics, earthquake science and, most recently, a fascinating investigation of solar flares.
Kim Sneppen
Kim is a very prolific scientist whose research includes nuclear physics, fractals, biophysics, econophysics and networks, as well as having developed one of the classic models of self-organized criticality.
Duncan J. Watts
Duncan is most well-known for his work on the structure and dynamics of networks (and more importantly interactions on networks) which have taken him all the way from a physics degree to a professorship of sociology (!).


Provides to some degree a sort of ‘virtual Linux’ running under Windows. It’s not up to providing the complete interoperability that one would like but it helps if you’re running Windows but have to interact with Linux a lot.
GSL — The GNU Scientific Library
Forget Numerical Recipes, this is what you really want. ;-)
The MathWorks
MATLAB and Simulink software.
GNU Octave
Boo hiss to proprietary software. Octave is a free/open source numerical computing package with a similar scripting language to MATLAB.
The R Project for Statistical Computing
Reference Manager
Great bibliography software for use with MS Word.


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
American Physical Society (APS)
BioMed Central
European Physical Society
Institute of Physics (IOP)
National Academies of the USA
National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the USA
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Royal Society of London
Swiss Physical Society


These are some of the journals I like to read on a regular basis. This is not an exhaustive list: I have left out lots of ‘specialist’ journals, for example those to do with neural systems or econophysics. Instead the journals listed here are hopefully of more general, interdisciplinary interest.
Not a journal, but an e-print archive. Fantastically useful!
Advances in Complex Systems
Biology Letters
Europhysics Letters
European Physical Journal B
New Journal of Physics
Physica A (ScienceDirect)
Physica D (ScienceDirect)
Physical Review E
Physical Review Letters
Physics Reports (ScienceDirect)
PLoS Biology
PLoS Computational Biology
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS)
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B
Reports on Progress in Physics
Reviews of Modern Physics

Scientific Publishers

AIP Journals
BioMed Central Journals
Open-access publisher!
Journals of the American Physical Society
Cambridge University Press
EDP Sciences
Elsevier B.V.
Institute of Physics Publishing
Some publications are open-access.
Kluwer Academic Publishers
MIT Press
Nature Publishing Group
Oxford University Press
PLoS Journals
Open-access publisher!
Publications of the Royal Society of London
World Scientific

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