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Complexity


Complexity science is the study of how surprisingly sophisticated behavior appears at a system level due to the simple interactions of the system’s elementary pieces.  Examples range from pattern formation in physical systems to social and economic activity in human populations. 

Research at USU deals, in part, with understanding information processing in multicellular organisms—with applications to improved climate modeling and error mitigation in state-of-the-art computer chips.

(Faculty:  David Peak)