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The Complexity Explorer site provides online courses and other educational materials related to complex systems science. The Complexity Explorer project is being developed by the Santa Fe Institute and is funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and by user donations.

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Dr. Ben Althouse on Diseases as Complex Systems

5 Dec 2014

This is the first in a series of interviews highlighting the work of experts in the field of complex systems science. Dr. Ben Althouse, an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, is a mathematical epidemiologist focusing on the dynamics of infectious disease transmission. Ben holds both an ScM in Biostatistics and... Read more

Philman401 butterfly effect

Introduction to Dynamics and Chaos: Enroll now!

2 Nov 2014

Have you always wanted to know what "chaos theory" means?  Is the "butterfly effect" real?    How far in advance can weather be predicted?  Why, exactly, does beer warm up? 

If you've been wondering about all this and more, you will definitely want to take Dave... Read more


Why participants take our courses

23 Oct 2014

We recently set out to learn a little bit more about why participants decide to take our courses and what they hope to learn.  We interviewed one participant from each of the courses that are offered this Fall and are pleased to share their thoughts with you. 

Jeffrey Groff is a college physics professor in... Read more


Two international volunteers awarded T-shirts for subtitling

3 Oct 2014

The Complexity Explorer Project is excited to announce that it has awarded our first two free T-shirts to a pair of exceptionally committed volunteers who have each created subtitles for 120 minutes of our videos.  We greatly appreciate their dedication to making our course materials more widely... Read more


Video Subtitling Project: Volunteers Needed

29 Sep 2014

We at Complexity Explorer are thrilled by the progress currently being made on subtitling efforts by our dedicated team of volunteers.  We have received a truly overwhelming response to our call for assistance.  Presently, nearly 300 individuals from around the world are helping to create subtitles for our... Read more

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Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos


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Introduction to Complexity


Nonlinear Dynamics:  Mathematical and Computational Approaches



Mathematics for Complex Systems



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