First European PhD School on Complex Systems
Our group studies the behavior of complex systems as emerging from the interactions of their simple composing agents. Applications include financial markets, social dynamics and the world wide web.
Microscopic models of complex systems typically cross the boundaries between different scientific disciplines. Modelling techniques include numerical experiments and analytical methods from statistical mechanics and other fields that might not be available in the original discipline to which the system belongs. Our research group is highly interdisciplinary and brings together about 20 young and senior researchers from physics, computer science, biology, social sciences and even humanities.
At the European research level the group is actively involved in the coordination of a few large interdisciplinary projects. In particular, we coordinate the Coordination Action GIACS which brings together a dozen complexity projects mobilizing among them the complexity research from about 100 European Universities.