A Complex System is composed of interconnected parts (components) that are either complex systems themselves or capable of exhibiting global behaviour not displayed by the lone components. A typical complex system may be self-organized, nonlinear, chaotic, stochastic, far from equilibrium, networked, globally coupled, with long-range interactions etc.
Professor Gian-Luca Oppo was presented with the Occhialini Medal and Prize 2011 in recognition of his innovations in the theory and simulations of lasers and quantum optical systems. See the press relase.
The ICS has guaranteed access to at least 128 cores of the new High Performance Computer of the Faculty of Engineering. To gain access please contact Gian-Luca Oppo or Richard Martin (richard.martin-at-strath.ac.uk). More information on this amazing facility on the USE-HPC webpage.
The ICS co-organises the International Workshop "Complexity in Periodically Structured Systems" - August 30 - September 3, 2010 at the prestigious Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik Komplexer Systeme, Dresden, Germany. More information on the webpage of the Workshop CPSS10.
Professor Ernesto Estrada was appointed Chair of Complexity Science at Strathclyde on 1st October 2008. The ICSS and Professor Estrada featured in a SUPA newsletter.
Professor Colin McInnes has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant from 2009 to 2014.
Professor Des Higham has been elected to Fellowship of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
Professor Gian-Luca Oppo gave an invited keynote speech on Complex Structures in Photonics, Chemistry and Biology at the inaugural meeting of the Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group of the Institute of Physics.
- To initiate and stimulate cross-departmental and cross-faculty research enhancement through collaborations, and projects related to Complexity and Complex Systems.
- To stimulate and support cross-disciplinary external funding proposals for research in the area of Complex Systems.
- To support visits and colloquia of distinguished researchers in Complexity.
- To organise and support workshops about Complex Systems that can attract cross-departmental and cross-faculty interest.
- To publicise nationally and internationally Strathclyde's research activities and achievements in Complexity and Complex Systems.