Complex systems are characterized by their emergent behavior as a non-trivial result of the evolution of a considerable number of microscopic units that interact with each other. Expressed in other words: the study of complex systems seeks to understand the behavior and properties of the whole system that can not be derived directly from the study of the properties of its parts in isolation.
This is the essence of the research of complex systems, where the nature of the units is irrelevant. Associated strategies to address the study of a specific phenomenon, then, may be widely shared by a large number of phenomena characteristic of various disciplines. Even we can say that the complexity of the science itself is the result of the fusion of different disciplines and approaches on the same challenge. Therefore, the study of complex systems integrates problems and merges methodologies that can have very different origins.
The creation of the UBICS will join efforts of several groups of related research that will:
Getting back into the academic rhythm in January is hard and not always welcome. To help you procrastinate at work, we will organise the first UBICS boardgame afternoon! Friday 25 January at 3pm in room 3.20 of the Physics department (coffee will be served).
We will play ‘FORVM: Trade Empires of Rome’, a game that combines network science and Roman history. It was made by Tom Brughmans, Iza Romanowska and Shawn Graham as an academic outreach activity for their archaeological research that draws heavily on network science.
The creators of the game will give a very short presentation of the academic agenda of the game. After that we can play the game in groups of four. And one lucky winner will walk home with a free copy of the game, courtesy of UBICS!
Find out more here: http://www.forvm.ca
Check out our teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjcddKhP1UA
And the unboxing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3B1mOIJxDY
Hope to see you there!
Tom, Luce, Albert
Barcelona Facultat de Física 10/04/2019
L'ÚBICS serà present a la XIII Fira d'Empreses, cerqueu el nostre stand.
UB papers 20/12/2018
Complex systems representing effective connectivity in patients with Type One diabetes mellitus
CEIPAC people 13/12/2018
CEIPAC profesor Dr. Antonio Aguilera Martín member of Ductus
UB projects 10/12/2018
Two Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) Pietro Tierno