The physics of higher-order interactions in complex systems

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Title
The physics of higher-order interactions in complex systems
Journal
Nature Physics
Author(s)
Battiston Federico, Amico Enrico, Barrat Alain, Bianconi Ginestra, Ferraz de Arruda Guilherme, Franceschiello Benedetta, Iacopini Iacopo, Kéfi Sonia, Latora Vito, Moreno Yamir, Murray Micah M., Peixoto Tiago P., Vaccarino Francesco, Petri Giovanni
ISSN
1745-2473
1745-2481
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/2021
Volume
17
Number
10
Pages
1093-1098
Language
english
Abstract
Network representations of complex systems are limited to pairwise interactions, but real-world systems often involve higher-order interactions. This Perspective looks at the new physics emerging from attempts to characterize these interactions.
Complex networks have become the main paradigm for modelling the dynamics of interacting systems. However, networks are intrinsically limited to describing pairwise interactions, whereas real-world systems are often characterized by higher-order interactions involving groups of three or more units. Higher-order structures, such as hypergraphs and simplicial complexes, are therefore a better tool to map the real organization of many social, biological and man-made systems. Here, we highlight recent evidence of collective behaviours induced by higher-order interactions, and we outline three key challenges for the physics of higher-order systems.
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