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Ricard Solé

Ricard Solé is ICREA research professor at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), where he is director of the Complex Systems Lab (IBE-UPF), and is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute (USA). He holds degrees in biology and physics and received a PhD in the latter, which enabled him to focus his research career on complex systems. His research interests span a broad spectrum of disciplines, from the study of the evolutionary dynamics of viruses to synthetic biology and its application in the preservation of ecosystems, as well as the study of cognitive "liquid" systems and the origins of the great innovations in evolution. He has worked with the CCCB as an educator and scientific advisor on the exhibition "+Humans" and is one of the people behind the programme Science at Christmas. He has also written the books Redes complejas (published by Tusquets in Spanish and by Empúries in Catalan, 2009)  Vidas sintéticas (Tusquets, 2012), La lógica de los monstruos (Tusquets, 2016) i Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems (Princeton University Press, 2018) written along with Santiago F. Elena.

Update: 19 May 2020



Human +

The future of our species

Has participated in

Mission Curiosity

A Martian project for students of elementary school


Ricard Solé and Guillem Anglada-Escudé

A conversation with Ricard Solé and Núria Jar

Virus, Ecosystems and Pandemic: The Challenge of Understanding Complexity

«2001: A Space Odyssey» from the Standpoint of Present-Day Science

With Ricard Solé, Gemma Marfany, Sergi Valverde, and José Ignacio Latorre

"Blade Runner" Christmas

With Ricard Solé, Gemma Marfany, Manuel Moreno & Ángel Raya

Reinhabiting the Earth

Ricard Solé and Patrizia Ziveri in conversation

2015 Science at Christmas

With Amb Ricard Solé, Miquel Barceló, Elio Quiroga and Ramon López de Mántaras

2014 Science at Christmas

Lectures by Ricard Solé, Carles Lalueza Fox and Gustavo Deco

Brain(s): automatons, accidents and sinthetic evolution

Lecture by Ricard Solé