Juan Fernández Gracia

Juan Fernández Gracia studied Physics at the University of Barcelona and got his degree in 2009. At that moment, he was interested in the application of physics tools and concepts to non-traditional physics topics, in particular the application to human activities which provide a bridge between micro- and macro-behavior.

Juan moved to Mallorca (Spain), a beautiful island in the western Mediterranean sea, where he received a grant from the government of the Balearic Islands to do a PhD in physics at a center called IFISC, the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems. Simultaneously he started a PhD program in physics at the University of the Balearic Islands. Now, he is focused on his PhD thesis which he is doing under the supervision of Prof. Maxi San Miguel and Dr. Víctor M. Eguíluz. The topics he tries to cover in his research are the fundamental aspects of human behavior and the global patterns that appear due to the behavior of the units in the system, i.e., the individuals.

To give some examples, he has been working on the timing of human activities, on models of consensus formation based on individuals options or relational options, and so on. The tools he uses come from statistical physics, network theory and computational physics. In the HNL, as a visiting student, he worked on hospital networks.

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