Complexity Sciences Center

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Researching Complex Systems: The Center currently is home to over 30 researchers from graduate students to faculty who are developing theory and applications of complex systems. Research themes include: Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks, Physics of Information and Novel Computation, Evolutionary Innovation and Biological Computation, and Individual Learning and Collective Cognition.

Welcome

Patterns in Complex Systems:

Simple rules lead to unpredictable behavior; multi-component systems spontaneously organize into macroscopic structures. The emergence of chaos and order is the hallmark of natural and designed systems. The Complexity Sciences Center seeks to discover the common principles of emergence and use them to understand the physical, biological, and social worlds.

Teaching Complex Systems: The Center orchestrates a multidisciplinary teaching program for students in physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, and engineering. We are assembling a graduate specialization in the Physics of Complex Systems, currently including courses in the Physics of Information, Structure and Dynamics of Networks, Novel Computation, Computational Science Methods, Modeling Complex Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, Statistical Physics, and Critical Phenomena and Scaling. Planned course topics include Cellular Automata, Pattern Formation and Self-Organization, Causal Inference, and Quantum Computational Mechanics.

Teach Depth, Research Breadth: The Complexity Sciences Center is creating a new kind of scientific research community within a university teaching environment. We emphasize transdisciplinary innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration in pursuit of common principles that arise in natural, built, and social systems.

Complexity Sciences Center

195 Physics

Physics Department

University of California at Davis

530-752-0600

chaos@ucdavis.edu


Directions

NEWS!


$12.5M in grants for complexity, networks research (UCD article): CSC wins two Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives, greatly expanding its complex systems research. Also, see Funding.


Charlie Brummitt wins Alice Leung Scholarship.


Ryan James heads off to postdoc in Computer Sciences at University of Colorado, Boulder.


Nick Travers heads off to postdoc in Mathematics at Technion, Israel.