Complex System Lab

Research: Physics of Complex Systems

Our living world is made up of simple elementary forces and constituents. But how do these work together to make life, evolution, brains, genomes, immune systems, societies? We study general principles of complex systems in nature from the perspective of statistical physics, often reducing a system to the most simple working model for a particular phenomenon. We use methods from statistical and computational physics, and our main tool, the computer, allows for the new kind of “experimental” theoretical physics. Research topics are interdisciplinary with current emphasis on: Complex Networks, Theoretical Systems Biology, Self-organized Criticality, Socio- and Econophysics.