Complex systems theory is a relatively new, interdisciplinary branch of science focused on the study of systems comprised of a great many interacting components. Such systems are very common in nature and can be identified on many different scales - from small neurons in human brain to entire societies. Due to the nature of complex systems various mathematical and physical tools - like statistical physics or chaos theory - can be used to describe their behaviour and dynamical properties. Members of our division, many of whom used to work on the theory of magnetism, conduct research on the following topics:

  • statistical physics
  • nonlinear dynamics of complex systems
  • complex networks
  • medical physics
  • stochastic resonance
  • cellular automata
  • neural networks