Centre de Recerca Matematica Barcelona & CSH External Faculty
Álvaro 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 Álvaro 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.
Álvaro 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.
Á. Corral, et al.
Distinct flavors of Zipf’s law and its maximum likelihood fitting: Rank-size and size-distribution representations
Phys. Rev. E 102 (2020) 052113
Á. Corral, F. Udina, E. Arcaute
Truncated lognormal distributions and scaling in the size of naturally defined population clusters
Physical Review E 101 (2020) 042312
V. Navas-Portella, A. Jiménez, Á. Corral
No significant effect of Coulomb stress on the Gutenberg-Richter law after the landers earthquake
Scientific Reports 10 (2020) 2901
Á. Corral, Á. González
Power law size distributions in geoscience revisited
Earth and Space Science 6 (2019) 673–697
Á. Corral, J. Sardanyés, L. Alsedà
Finite-time scaling in local bifurcations
Scientific Reports 8 11783 (2018)
A. Corral, R. Garcia-Millan, N. R. Moloney, F. Font-Clos
Phase transition, scaling of moments, and order-parameter distributions in Brownian particles and branching processes with finite-size effects
Phys. Rev. E 97(6) (2018)
D. Soto, M. Paradelo, Á. Corral, J.E. López Periago
Pressure Jumps during Drainage in Macroporous Soils
Vadose Zone J. 16 (2017)
Á, Corral, F. Font-Clos
Dependence of exponents on text length versus finite-size scaling for word-frequency distributions
Phys Rev E. 96(2-1) (2017) 022318
Terremotos, huracanes y otros desastres naturales obedecen los mismos patrones matemáticos [Spanish]
DiCyt.com, Aug 8, 2019
Cómo las matemáticas nos ayudan a comprender cuando habrá terremotos, huracanes y otros desastres naturales [Spanish]
Ecoticias, Aug 5, 2019