Lucas Lacasa

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Hi there!

I just finished my PhD a some weeks ago in the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain. As a theoretical physicist, I like to unveil the basic mechanisms that give rise to global -emergent- behavior, and I've been exploring such things in a lot of different systems, including physical (Ising-like) or combinatorial problems (SAT-like), by making use of analytical and numerical tools. For me this SFI school is a great opportunity for meeting people with different backgrounds and ways of focusing problems. I'm eager to meet you all in June !!

You can reach me at university ( or elsewhere ( or visit my web-blog-page

Dan's questions

1. what are your main interests? Feel free to include a "pie in the sky" big idea! Understand how things work is my main interest, and specially understand which are the essential mechanisms within a given system that are the cause of the final behavior. In this sense, I dig math and theoretical physics.

2. What sorts of expertise can you bring to the group? During my PhD I've learned some of Dynamical Systems theory, fractals, complex networks, critical phenomena.

3. What do you hope to get out of the CSSS? - Learn lots of interesting people - Apply theoretical stuff to different contexts (bio, socio, techno...)

4. Do you have any possible projects in mind for the CSSS? Not yet...