The Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS) approaches societal challenges with theories and models from the natural sciences. Many of these social issues are not yet fully understood. One of the challenges the researchers face is that even a small change in one of the variables can have significant impact on the whole. At Utrecht University we try to model these complex systems for a better understanding of the spreading of infectious diseases, climate change, networks and big data.


Centre for Complex Systems Studies
4th Floor Minnaert building
Leuvenlaan 4, Utrecht

Coordinator: Dr. ir. Qingyi Feng


30 October 2018
Climate expert Prof. Alan Robock will share his insights on the impact of aerosol on the climate system
17 October 2018
Arnout van de Rijt gives some food for thought on complexity in his research.
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30 August 2018
Strong action is needed to keep warming below 2 °C, conclude Utrecht and Oxford researchers in Earth System Dynamics.


23 November 2018 15:00 - 17:00
Dr. Daniel Oberski will give a specialist lecture on Classification Methods of Machine Learning and hands-on tutorials on the use of R packages.
30 November 2018 11:40 - 13:00
Professor Alan Robock warns against the dangers of nuclear winter. Will humanity abolish nuclear weapons?
3 December 2018 09:30 - 17:30
Prof. Alan Robock will visit CCSS to discuss the effect of aerosol on climate. On Dec. 3rd, we will organise a symposium on the climate impact of volcanism.