January 4th, 2018

The dynamical structure of political corruption networks

Corruptive behaviour in politics limits economic growth, embezzles public funds, and promotes socio-economic inequality in modern democracies. We analyse well-documented […]

May 14th, 2017

Characterizing Time Series via Complexity-Entropy Curves

The search for patterns in time series is a very common task when dealing with complex systems. This is usually […]

June 6th, 2016

Extensive Characterization of Seismic Laws in Acoustic Emissions of Crumpled Plastic Sheets

Statistical similarities between earthquakes and other systems that emit cracking noises have been explored in diverse contexts, ranging from materials […]

October 27th, 2015

Characterization of river flow fluctuations via horizontal visibility graphs

We report on a large-scale characterization of river discharges by employing the network framework of the horizontal visibility graph. By […]

July 25th, 2014

Empirical analysis on the connection between power-law distributions and allometries for urban indicators

We report on the existing connection between power-law distributions and allometries. As it was first reported in Gomez-Lievano et al. […]

July 25th, 2014

Universal bursty behaviour in human violent conflicts

Understanding the mechanisms and processes underlying the dynamics of collective violence is of considerable current interest. Recent studies indicated the […]

July 25th, 2014

Long-range spatial correlations and fluctuation statistics of lightning activity rates in Brazil

We report on a statistical analysis of the lightning activity rates in all Brazilian cities. We find out that the […]

July 25th, 2014

Engagement in the electoral processes: Scaling laws and the role of the political positions

We report on a statistical analysis of the engagement in the electoral processes of all Brazilian cities by considering the […]

July 25th, 2014

Distance to the scaling law: a useful approach for unveiling relationships between crime and urban metrics

We report on a quantitative analysis of relationships between the number of homicides, population size and ten other urban metrics. […]

July 25th, 2014

Anti-persistent behavior of defects in a lyotropic liquid crystal during annihilation

We report on the dynamical behavior of defects of strength s = ±1/2 in a lyotropic liquid crystal during the […]