Complex Systems: Ideas From Physics 
when: 29 April 2005
where: McConnell 320
presenter: Indrani A.V.
abstract:
In this talk I shall present certain common features of complex many-body systems. The appearance of scale-invariance, power laws and emergent behaviour in these systems has long interested physicists, who have made various attempts to understand it. Self-organized criticality (SOC) is one such mechanism proposed to explain the common dynamical state of several of these complex systems. I shall present a brief sketch of the main ideas behind SOC, and some examples.
material: presentation
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