Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute


Introduction to Complex Systems

"We focus on the four key aspects of complex systems examplified above: emergence, resilience, transitions and predictability and control. We demonstrate how they are recurring concepts in a broad range of areas ranging from the life sciences, social sciences, economics, as well as humanities; and thereby unify them at a deep level. We will stimulate the students to think in terms of these abstract unifying concepts across the diverse disciplines; illustrate the need for mathematical models to study and quantify these properties; and teach the students basic mathematical tools to study the behaviour of the constructed models."

Utrecht University
The Netherlands
Dr. Kirsten ten Tusscher
complexity, complex systems, interdisciplinary, modelling, emergent properties, robustness and state transitions, predictability and control, social sciences, economics, biology, physics, mathematics

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