Centre de Recerca Matematica Barcelona & CSH External Faculty
Àlvaro Corral is a researcher at the Centre de Recerca Matematica (Barcelona), where he leads the Complex-Systems Group. He is also a member of the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics and the network complexitat.cat, and is associated to the Mathematics Department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
The research of Àlvaro and co-authors has been addressed to describe, model, and try to predict the behavior of complex systems, paying special attention to natural hazards (earthquakes, hurricanes, rainfall, etc) and communication systems (human language, music, etc), as well as to the necessary statistical tools. The results of this research have been published in physics, geophysics, geology, and multidisciplinary-science journals, and have been communicated to society through newspapers, radio, TV, and the Internet.
Àlvaro is also very interested in the training of young researchers, having organized several summer schools in recent years. Previously, he was a predoctoral researcher in physics and the University of Barcelona, a postdoc at the Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen), a lecturer at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, a Ramon-y-Cajal fellow, and Lorenz Lecturer of the 2011 American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting.