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posted 17. November 2004 08:45
New Research Institute Focuses on Complex Systems: The Internet. Human consciousness. The spread of disease such as HIV and smallpox. The U.S. power grid. Even a termite colony. These disparate systems all share one important characteristic: they are complex systems. The emerging science of complexity has attracted Northwestern faculty from a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, business and natural sciences. To take advantage of this shared interest, the University has established a new research enterprise, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, whose goal is to stimulate path-breaking research of complex systems across traditional boundaries.