Networks and statistical mechanics

Last updated May 29, 2017 by Andrew Brown

A partnership led by the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (Frank Emmert-Streib) with CTAMOP (Jim McCann) and CenSSOR (Salissou Moutari) has been awarded funds by invest-NI to develop analytic tools for network analysis and visualisation. Complex systems such as the biology and biochemistry of cells can be studied by making connections between the systems. These connections create a network of links which can be analysed by mathematical and statistical methods to better understand the operation of the system as a whole. The methods of statistical mechanics are being applied to determine how the system dynamics are determined at the microscopic and macroscopic levels. contact: Jim at for further information


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.