Best known for developing the concept of "scale free" networks, Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási is a major contributor to the field of network science. He is currently exploring the interplay between networks and human dynamics and the role of cellular networks in human diseases. The recipient of numerous prizes in biology, physics, and computer science, Barabási directs the Center for Network Science at Northeastern University and is a member of the Center of Cancer Systems Biology at Harvard University. He is author of Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and Bursts, due out in 2010.
The Seed Salon: Albert-László Barabási + James Fowler
Portrait by Julian Dufort