My latest paper with L. Hébert-Dufresne, A. Allard and L.J. Dubé is now out in Physicial Review E.

In the paper, titled  “Growing networks of overlapping communities with internal structure”, we come up with a natural and dynamical explanation of the Dunbar number, i.e., an upper bound on the number of connection that individuals can sustain in a social network. We show how this number is related to the heterogeneity of the degree distribution of nodes within communities and investigates the consequences of this explanation for networks that have a growing and overlapping community structure.