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My name is Giacomo Barzon, I’m currently pursuing my PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Padova, Italy, hosted by the Padova Neuroscience Center.

I obtained both my BSc in Physics and my MSc in Physics of Data at the University of Padova, and I spent a semester as an Erasmus student at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

I’m currently working under the supervision of Prof. Samir Suweis from the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Physics at the University of Padova and Prof. Manlio De Domenico from the CoMuNe Lab at the Bruno Kessler’s Foundation.

My main interests regard the study of the brain as an emblematic empirical complex system, using network structure and biologically inspired models of neural dynamics to investigate brain criticality and controllability, thanks to computational simulations and analytical tools mostly from statistical mechanics.