What is a complex system – And what does mathematics teach us about the dynamics of democracies?
- Datum: 14.04.2023
- Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 12:00
- Vortragende: Prof. Dr. Karoline Wiesner
- Karoline Wiesner is Professor of Complexity Science at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Potsdam University, and author of the book What is a Complex System?, published with Yale University Press. The book is most recently discussed on the podcast ’Simplifying Complexity’.
- Ort: IPP Garching
- Raum: Seminarraum L6, 2. Stock Süd + Zoom
- Gastgeber: IPP
- Kontakt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many people might not bother to define complexity,
thinking that we know it when we see it. Scientists and philosophers
have no such luxury. The science of complexity has its roots in physics
and mathematics. Today it has developed into a discipline that
contributes to all areas of science and, more recently, also to
humanities. I will discuss the fundamental concepts of complexity, give
some mathematical background, and explore examples in physics, biology,
and social science.