Department hosts Complexity of Complexity seminar
19 December 2011
The Department of Social & Policy Sciences hosted a one-day interdisciplinary seminar where speakers discussed applications of complexity theory.
Complexity theory has been embraced by a wide range of disciplines - physics, biology, earth sciences and economics, strategy development, urban planning and climate modelling to name but a few. It developed, through the 20th century, out of early systems thinking, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and evolutionary theory.
The seminar was sponsored by the Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group of the Institute of Physics.
Professor Peter Allen (Complex Systems Research Centre, University of Cranfield)
Evolutionary Complexity and the Real World (lecture video)
Dr Jean Boulton (Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath)
Short overview of complexity theory (lecture video)