University of Catania, Italy & CSH External Faculty
Andrea Rapisarda is professor of theoretical physics at the University of Catania, Italy. He is also the coordinator of a PhD program in Complex Systems for Physical, Socio-economic and Life Sciences, co-director of the International School on Complexity of the Ettore Majorana Foundation in Erice and member of the Council of the Complex Systems Society.
He is co-author of more than 150 publications in international journals and member of the editorial board of Physica A, Heliyon, Cogent Physics, Frontiers in Physics (Social physics), Entropy, Complexity.
His main interests are complex systems, statistical mechanics, deterministic chaos, nonlinear dynamics, complex networks and agent-based models. In the last years, Andrea has focused his research on the beneficial role of random strategies in socio-economic systems, the results have been featured in several international newspapers, radio and TV programs such as The New York Times, Forbes, Financial Times, Le Figaro, The Guardian, BBC, RAI television and many others.
M. Caserta, A. Pluchino, A. Rapisarda, S. Spagano
Why lot? How sortition could help representative democracy
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 565 (2020) 125430
P. Sobkowicz, R.H. Frank, A.E. Biondo, A. Pluchino, A. Rapisarda
Inequalities, chance and success in sport competitions: Simulations vs empirical data
Physica A 557 (2020) 124899
D. Challet, A. Luchino, A.E. Biondo, A. Rapisarda
The origins of extreme wealth inequality in the talent versus luck model
Advances in Complex Systems, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2020) 2050004
N. Cinardi, A. Rapisarda, C. Tsallis
A generalised model for asymptotically-scale-free geographical networks
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (4) (2020) 043404
A. Pluchino, A. Biondo, N. Giuffrida, G. Inturri, V. Latora, R. Le Moli, A. Rapisarda, G. Russo, C. Zappala
A Novel Methodology for Epidemic Risk Assessment: the case of COVID-19 outbreak in Italy
C. Beck, G. Benedek, G. Livadiotis, A. Rapisarda, U. Tirnakli, C. Tsallis
Nonextensive statistical mechanics, superstatistics and beyond: theory and applications in astrophysical and other complex systems
The European Physical Journal Special Topics 229 (5) (2020) 707–709
A. Pluchino, G. Burgio, A. Rapisarda, et al.
Exploring the role of interdisciplinarity in physics: Success, talent and luck
PLoS ONE 14 (6) (2019) e0218793
A. Rapisarda, S. Thurner, C. Tsallis (Eds.)
Nonadditive Entropies and Complex Systems
Entropy 21(5) 538 (2019)
A. E. Biondo, A. Pluchino, A. Rapisarda
Modeling surveys effects in political competitions
Physica A 503 (2018) 714-726