Jacobo Aguirre graduated in Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been teacher assistant at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (1999-2006), and postdoctoral researcher at the Centro de Astrobiología (2006-2014) and at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (2014-2019). Since 2020 he is a CSIC Distinguished Researcher. He has carried out research stays in Denmark, Germany and the United States, and in 2005 he received the National Prize for Young Researchers in Theoretical Physics, awarded annually by the Royal Spanish Physics Society.

His research work deals with the analysis and mathematical and computational modelling of the evolution of complex physical and biological processes in the context of nonlinear dynamics, complex networks and astrobiology. In addition, he has applied his results to other fields such as economics or social sciences. In the field of astrobiology he is focused on the application of the complexity theory to the study of viral evolution, as well as to the origin and early evolution of life. This research is carried out in close coordination with experimentalists, emphasizing the practical applications of the theoretical predictions.

He co-founded the Astronomical Group of the Rey Juan Carlos University (www.tallerdeastronomia.es) in 2001, and the technological company Complexity Killed the Cat S.L. in 2013. Every year he teaches a course on Astronomy at the URJC and carries out various outreach activities, often collaborating on science issues on television, radio and in the press.

Personal webpage: http://complexityweb.com/aguirre/

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ORCID: 0000-0003-2196-5103

ScopusID: 7102716737

WoS ResearcherID: K-5855-2014

Key wordsComplexity theory, mathematical modeling of evolutionary processes, complex networks, game theory, viral evolution



Building a bridge between Complexity Theory and Astrobiology