SFI External Professor Mark Newman has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Lagrange Prize for research achievements in the sciences of complexity. The prize was given today, June 19, in Turin, Italy.

Organized since 2008 by the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation and CRT Foundation, the 50,000 Euro prize is given for “outstanding scientific contributions to the field of complexity and complex systems in all disciplines.”

Newman is awarded the prize for "extraordinary work at the intersection of computational physics and social sciences, work that has allowed a greater understanding of complex systems." His award citation notes his work in random graphs and community structure in social, technological and biological networks, as well as his contribution to six textbooks and more than 130 scientific articles.

Past winners who have been affiliated with SFI include SFI External Professor W. Brian Arthur and former SFI researcher Duncan Watts.

More about the Lagrange Prize on Wikipedia