The Simplicity of Complexity
A journey into the unimaginable secrets of complex systems
We live in a complex world and are surrounded by complex systems. From a biological cell, made of thousands of different molecules that work together seamlessly, to our global society; a collection of seven billion individuals that try to work and live together. These complex systems display endless signatures of order, disorder, self-organisation and self-annihilation. Understanding this complexity is one of the biggest scientific challenges of our time.
Peter Sloot will take you on a journey into the intricacies of the immune system; along the valleys of epidemics and criminal networks and the unimaginable secrets of complex systems. And just as the incredible complexity of it all hits you, he will show you its unprecedented beauty and simplicity.
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"The largest gathering in mankind is bound to happen in India... We will study the movement of the crowd to infer spatio-temporal dynamics from individual behavior." (Peter Sloot)