30 November 2016

The first Complex Systems Studies Workshop was a great success

Participants were divided into groups with different topics, and they told each other something about themselves, their interest or research topic, how they think complex systems studies can be useful in understanding that topic.

On 23 November, the first Complex Systems Studies workshop successfully brought together more than 70 master students and researchers who are doing complexity research or are interested in learning about complex systems science. Through lively discussions with other researchers and master students from different faculties, the participants got acquainted with different academic fields, various research topics, and the differences and similarities in the methods used by others.

  • Qingyi Feng, post-doc at Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, gave an introductory presentation on Complex Systems and Networks. Download presentation slides.
  • Joris Broere, PhD at Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, gave an introductory presentation on Self-organization. Download presentation slides.
  • Brian Dermody, post-doc at Copernicus Institute, gave an introductory presentation on Feedbacks. Download presentation slides.
  • Thomas Gomez, PhD at Utrecht School of Economics and Mathematical Institute, gave an introductory presentation on Non-linear dynamics and chaos. Download presentation slides. 

Participants were divided into groups with different topics, and they told each other something about themselves, their interest or research topic, how they think complex systems studies can be useful in understanding that topic.

In the end,  every group shortly summarized the outcomes of their discussions and presented a take-home message for the other groups on the topic of their table.