Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

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Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems

CIRCS fosters collaborations between researchers from different scientific and engineering disciplines who share a common interest in elucidating fundamental aspects of the structure and function of complex physical and biological systems across multiple levels of organization using a combination of quantitative state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical research tools, and enhances interdisciplinary educational training of both undergraduate and graduate students through its various activities. CIRCS members consist of faculty members, postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students from various departments across colleges at Northeastern University as well as outside members from other institutions involved in collaborative research projects. Interactions are fostered through formal and informal interdisciplinary seminar series, conferences, and direct collaborations between various members. Ongoing research projects span biomolecular systems, physiological systems from neuroscience to cardiac nonlinear dynamics, nanosystems from nanomaterials design to nanotribology, and complex interfacial systems in materials science from microstructural pattern formation in alloys to crystal decohesion and crack propagation.

Northeastern University
Interdisciplinary research at CIRCS falls within the broadly defined areas of biomolecular systems, cardiac systems, neural systems, and nanosystems.

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