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Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas

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SPAC

Social Physics and Complexity


// Scientific Computing

Computação Científica

SPAC uses large scale computational tools to study societal challenges, especially in disease forecasting, human behavior and public policy. This multidisciplinary research group takes advantage of the so-called “Big-Data Revolution” and works together to understand how individual behaviour impacts on society. We also focus on the risks that these technologies might entail and we help establish the guidelines for ethical uses of data science and artificial intelligence. The European Research Council has awarded  a Starting Grant to the group PI to conduct the research project “Fake News and Real People – Using Big Data to Understand Human Behaviour (FARE)”.

Understanding complexity has always been a hallmark of physics research and, through theory, experiments, and models, physicists have made fundamental contributions to many different complex fields. Right now, the so-called Digital Revolution is offering radically new ways to study complex behaviours and this is being recognized by physics and computer science departments in many top universities worldwide. Complexity Science (CS) studies complex systems and tries to identify general principles. Complex systems consist of a large number of interacting heterogeneous components (parts, agents, humans etc.), resulting in highly non-linear and unpredictable behaviour, with emergence properties. CS theory typically builds on statistical physics and dynamical systems, but also on information theory and, increasingly, network science.

The combination of large-scale data sources and a growing toolbox from machine learning and big data analytics, is making it easier to extract patterns and offer some predictions. In fact, many of the methods developed by statistical and particle physics are now being applied to societies and there is a growing perception that physics will be fundamental to study sociology and even psychology. Leading scientists are calling this new science “Social Physics” and arguing that, in some ways, complexity science will study the physics of human interactions.

Group webpage at LIP


// Research Area
Física Experimental de Partículas com aceleradores
Contacts
Group Leader:  
Joana Gonçalves-Sá

joanagsa@lip.pt


 


  • Se os dados são as galinhas, como se guardam as capoeiras?
  • Author(s):  Joana Gonçalves-Sá
  • Submission:  , Acceptance:  , Publication:  2021-05-03
  • Reference:  Público   View publication

  • Proposta de mapa de controlo pandémico
  • Author(s):  Various authors
  • Submission:  , Acceptance:  , Publication:  2021-03-09
  • Reference:     View publication

  • Learning from pandemics: using extraordinary events can improve disease now-casting models
  • Author(s):  Sara Mesquita, Cláudio Haupt Vieira, Lília Perfeito, Joana Gonçalves-Sá
  • Submission:  2021-01-20, Acceptance:  2021-01-20, Publication:  2021-01-20
  • Reference:  medRXiv   View publication

  • Hospitais vão começar a fazer escolhas impossíveis já esta semana
  • Author(s):  Joana Gonçalves-Sá
  • Submission:  , Acceptance:  , Publication:  2021-01-10
  • Reference:  Visão   View publication

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  • ANTS
  •  Anger camera-type detector simulation and experimental data processing tools.
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Angela Rijo
Lisboa

Armando Gonçalves
Lisboa

Cristina Mendonça
Lisboa

Eleonora Tulumello
Lisboa

Hugo Cachitas
Lisboa

Íris Damião
Lisboa

Irma Varela-Lasheras
Lisboa

Joana Gonçalves-Sá
Lisboa

João Oliveira
Lisboa

José Reis
Lisboa

Lília Perfeito
Lisboa

Nuno Pereira
Lisboa

Paulo Almeida
Lisboa

Pedro Canatário Duarte
Lisboa

Rita Saraiva
Lisboa

Sara Mesquita
Lisboa

Simone Lackner
Lisboa

Tiago Miranda
Lisboa


  • Grant Agreement 853566
  • Code:  FARE - Fake News and Real People (ERC)
  • Dates :  2020-10-01 :  2025-09-30
  • Funding:  1,499,844.00 €  

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