Category Archives: Mathematics

Are we living in a simulated world?

That’s right!, there is a debate going on in some scientific and not so scientific circles whether we are living in a simulation, just like Super Mario.  Warning: this post may introduce a bunch of ideas you may have never … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Institute Complexity Classes Online Starting Sept 29 2014

The Santa Fe Institute is offering three free courses starting on September 29, 2014: Introduction to Complexity is a re-offering of the popular introductory course, taught by Melanie Mitchell, with no prerequisites.   It’s appropriate for anyone with an interest in the field. … Continue reading

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Visualizing Complexity

While commenting on a blog, I came upon the 2CO (COmmunicating COmplexity) Conference held in Alghero – Italy earlier this year.  The conference covers three main topics:  Informative-Animation, Interactive Data Visualization and Info-Graphics.  While I have not yet read the papers that are graciously … Continue reading

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Warren Weaver’s Great 1948 Article in American Scientist

I am slowly taking the Santa Fe Institute free online class on complexity, and one of the recommended readings for Unit 1 is a great 1948 article by Warren Weaver in American Scientist which can be found HERE .   Weaver … Continue reading

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Modeling Complexity

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?“… This riddles raises some interesting questions about observation and the knowledge and understanding of reality.   Philosopher George Berkeley postulated that … Continue reading

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What is Complexity?

A definition of Complexity will tell us that the concept applies to things intricate or complex. Most definitions apply to a specific domain such as biology or cybernetics.  These definitions generally fall short of what we think today is important … Continue reading

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