Vittoria Colizza receives the Young Scientist Award for Socio and Econophysics 2013
Torino, March 11, 2013. Vittoria Colizza, senior researcher at ISI Foundation (Turin, Italy) and at Inserm (Paris, France) is this year’s recipient of the Young Scientist Award for Socio and Econophysics. This is the third time that an Italian scientist receives the award of the German Physical Society (after Fabrizio Lillo in 2008 and Santo Fortunato, ISI researcher as well, in 2011), among the most prestigious prizes in the world in the field of the physics of social and economic systems, assigned to researchers under 40. Colizza receives today the prize in Regensburg, Germany, during the annual meeting of the German Physical Society.
“With vision and courage, Dr. Colizza has made major contributions to and has, indeed, significantly shaped the new field of computational epidemiology”,it is written in the motivation for the award assignment, “leading to remarkable advances in the surveillance, modeling, and prediction of epidemic spreading on a global scale”.