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Physics - Complexity | Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

A Major Springer Reference in 11 volumes, with 592 peer-reviewed, in-depth,15–20 page articles from over 700 contributors

Now available! 

  • First comprehensive reference with concepts and tools for analyzing complex systems in a wide range of fields
  • Editorial Board features five Nobel Laureates, a Fields Medalist, and other top prize winners. Plus 36 distinguished section editors.

R. A. Meyers, Editor-in-Chief 

Springer Reference
Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science provides an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the concepts of complexity theory together with the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems in all fields of science and engineering. The science and tools of complexity and systems science include theories of self-organization, complex systems, synergetics, dynamical systems, turbulence, catastrophes, instabilities, nonlinearity, stochastic processes, chaos, neural networks, cellular automata, adaptive systems, and genetic algorithms.

Distinguished Editorial Board 

The fifteen members of the Editorial Board include five Nobel Laureates, a Fields Medalist, and other distinguished researchers. They are:
  • Ahmed Zewailof Caltech, Nobel in chemistry;
  • Paul Lauterbur,Nobel in Medicine or Physiology
  • Thomas Schelling, Nobel in Economics
  • Mario J. Molina, Nobel in Chemistry
  • Manfred Eigen, Nobel in Chemistry
  • Benoit B. Mandelbrot of Yale University and Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Wolf Prize for Physics
  • Richard E. Stearns, 1993 Turing Award; Pierre-Louis Lions, 1994 Fields Medal
  • Leroy Hoodof the Institute for Systems Biology, Lasker Award; and Lotfi Zadeh, Honda and Okawa Prizes and IEEE Medal of Honor
  • Stephen Wolfram of Wolfram Research
  • Joseph Kung, University of North Texas
  • William H. K. Lee, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Jerrold E. Marsden, Caltech
  • John Scott, University of Essex
  • Steve N. Shore, University of Pisa and Indiana University.

About the Section Editors 

Our 36 Section Editors comprise some of the best and brightest in their respective fields. It is notable that some are rather young, and yet are highly accomplished, as seems appropriate for the very modern scientific approach inherent in complexity and system science. The Section Editors have selected both the articles and also nominated our authors who are thus recognized as highly accomplished researchers in their areas of expertise.

The major Subject Sections and their Editors 

  • Agent Based Modeling and Simulation - Filippo Castiglione
  • Autonomous Robotics, Complexity and Nonlinearity in - Warren Dixon
  • Cellular Automata, Mathematical Basis of - Andrew Adamatzky
  • Chaos and Complexity in Astrophysics - Steve N. Shore
  • Climate Modeling, Global Warming and Weather Prediction - Hartmut Grassl
  • Complex Networks and Graph Theory - Geoffrey Canright
  • Complexity in Computational Chemistry - Danail Bonchev
  • Complexity in Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes, and Forecast - William H.K. Lee
  • Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience -Yong Suk Joe
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery - Peter Kokol
  • Ecological Complexity -Bai-Lian Li
  • EiC Selections - Robert A. Meyers
  • Ergodic Theory - Bryna Kra
  • Finance and Econometrics - Bruce Mizrach
  • Fractals and Multifractals - Daniel ben-Avraham and Shlomo Havlin
  • Game Theory - Marilda Sotomayo
  • Granular Computing - Tsau Y. Lin
  • Intelligent Systems - James A. Hendler
  • Non-Linear Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems - Ferdinand Verhulst
  • Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations - Italo Capuzzo Dolcetta
  • Percolation - Muhammad Sahimi
  • Perturbation Theory - Giuseppe Gaeta
  • Probability and Statistics in Complex Systems - Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen
  • Quantum Information Science - Joseph F. Traub
  • Social Network Analysis - John Scott
  • Social Science, Physics and Mathematics Applications in - Andrzej Nowak
  • Soft Computing - Janusz Kacprzyk
  • Solitons - Mohamed A. Helal
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics - M. Cristina Marchetti
  • Synergetics - Hermann Haken
  • System Dynamics - Brian Dangerfield
  • Systems and Control Theory - Matthias Kawski
  • Systems Biology - Timothy P. Galitski
  • Traffic Management, Complex Dynamics of - Boris Kerner
  • Unconventional Computing - Andrew Adamatzky
  • Wavelets - Edward Aboufadel

Now available! 

The Encyclopedia is available in 11 print volumes, as an eReference, and as a bundle.