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Research interests

Information in Complex Systems

In my research I have used information theory to study structure formation in complex systems. Examples are vitrification, protein dynamics, quantum physics and stem cell diffferentiation. I am searching for a general mathematical framework for information and communication in complex systems. This should be able to describe their formation, maintanance and decline.

A general theory of complex systems involves many areas of mathematics and physics and philosophy of science. I develop a taxonomy of complex systems. This is relevant for phenomena ranging from physics to biology to social science.

 PhD projects

One of the outstanding research challenges necessary for establishing a theory of complex systems is to address robustness. For a theory of robustness to be useful to applications the development requires tight integration between theory and application areas. There are many possible projects in this area:

Develop an information-theoretic framework for robustness of complex networks;

Develop a formal framework for real-world complex systems as communication networks;

Develop generalised information-theoretic tools for extracting correlations in complex systems data.

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Research Output

  • 33 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Chapter in a book
  • 1 Authored book
  • 1 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Gains v. losses, or context dependence generated by confusion?

Houston, A. I. & Wiesner, K., 1 Mar 2020, In : Animal Cognition. 23, 2, p. 361-366 6 p., 135203.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    58 Downloads (Pure)

    What is a Complex System

    Ladyman, J. & Wiesner, K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Yale University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    What science can do for democracy – A complexity science approach

    Eliassi-rad, T., Farrell, H., Garcia, DA., Lewandowsky, S., Palacios, P., Ross, D. A., Sornette, D., Thebault, K. P. Y. & Wiesner, K., 10 Jul 2020, In : Humanities & Social Sciences Communications .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 18 Downloads (Pure)