Tag Archives: Complexity

A review about progress in dynamical systems

NINETY PLUS THIRTY YEARS OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICS: LESS IS MORE AND MORE IS DIFFERENT I review the early (1885–1975) and more recent history of dynamical systems theory, identifying key principles and themes, including those of dimension reduction, normal form transformation and unfolding of degenerate … Continue reading

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Beyond Mendel: modeling in biology

Modeling has a long and distinguished history in biology, and is becoming increasingly important as the growing availability of enormous datasets challenges the ability of biologists to extract understanding from knowledge [1]. The construction of models for biological systems is … Continue reading

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The “Wow! signal” of the terrestrial genetic code

An interesting paper appeared recently in Icarus journal. The paper by Vladimir I. shCherbak and Maxim A. Makukov analyzes some numerical patterns in the standard genetic code.  The text can be also found on arXiv.org. This paper spurred some (sometimes heated) discussions on the … Continue reading

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Another online course: Introduction to Complexity

In association with the Santa Fe Institute, Melanie Mitchell will teach a free online course called Introduction to Complexity starting on January 28, 2013. This course is intended for anyone with an interest in complex systems. For this introductory course, there are no prerequisites, and … Continue reading

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