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José Antonio Cuesta Ruíz

Professor José Antonio Cuesta Ruíz

MSc in Physics (1987) and PhD in Physics (1992) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Member of the Department of Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since 1992—with some intermittent stays at AMOLF Institute (Amsterdam). Appointed associate professor in 1995 and full professor in 2012. Associated researcher at Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos (BIFI, Universidad de Zaragoza) since 2012, and at York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA, University of York, UK) since 2013. Member of the Interdisciplinary Group on Complex System (GISC), where I lead the research line in evolutionary theory. Between 1987 and 2005 my main research line was condensed matter theory and statistical physics, with emphasis in phases and phase transitions. I made contributions to density functional theory of liquid crystals and colloids. Since 2005, my research has focused on interdisciplinary applications of the physics of complex systems, mainly to biology and social systems. I made contributions to economics, ecology, and evolutionary dynamics. Director of the Postgraduate Programme “Physics of Complex Systems” between 2001 and 2005. IP in 12 resarch projects (both national and regional). Advisor of 6 PhD thesis. Member of the Editorial Board of BMC Evolutionary Biology (2012-2019) and Europhysics Letters (2015-).