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Anyone on PF involved in complex systems research?

  1. Jul 6, 2016 #1

    StatGuy2000

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    Hi everyone! I have been perusing PF for some time, and what's struck me is how little discussion there has about research in complex systems & complexity, such as the research conducted in places like the Santa Fe Institute or the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan.

    http://www.santafe.edu/

    http://lsa.umich.edu/cscs/

    I'm curious if anyone here on PF (physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, biologists, economists, etc.) are involved in complex systems research. If so, could you provide a brief summary of the nature of your research? Thanks!
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2016 #2
    Not currently engaged in complex systems research, but I've gotten rather interested in the field in recent years.
    Simon DeDeo has a set of pretty good video lectures:
    Lecture 1: Coarse graining, renormalisation and universality
    Lecture 2: Effective theories for computational systems
    Lecture 3: Symmetry breaking and non-equilibrium systems

    For me, this kinda sums up what I find intriguing about complex systems - how different phenomena in different contexts and at different scales can be described within very similar frameworks, as well as how counter-intuitive collective behaviour can naturally emerge.
     
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