Maxi San Miguel
University of the Balearic Islands & CSH External Faculty
Maxi San Miguel (PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Barcelona 1978) is Professor of Physics at the University of the Balearic Islands (since 1986) and Director of IFISC (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, CSIC-UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain. His academic career includes positions at University of Barcelona, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA, USA), Università di Roma La Sapienza, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ, USA), University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and University of Technology of Helsinki.
His research activity spans across different fields of statistical and nonlinear physics (stochastic processes, phase transitions, pattern formation and spatio-temporal complexity, complex networks) and computational social science, as well as laser physics and photonics. He is the author of over 400 papers in top journals of physics, engineering, ecology, social science and multidisciplinary science. He received the Medal of the Spanish Physical Society-Fundacion BBVA in 2010 and the Senior Scientific Award 2015 of the Complex Systems Society.