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What is Complexity?

Bill Griffin
April 16, 2008

Abstract: This is the title of a 2002 article by Christoph Adami in BioEssays. Adami discusses the quantitative interpretation of complexity from an information-theoretic perspective as it applies to data sequences, and its possible relevance to biological processes. Bill will lead the group in a discussion of how Adami ties the notion of structural complexity (i.e., data structures) to computational models of evolution and variability in physical complexity, and what that means for complexity scientists.


Readings for this Discussion:

What is Complexity (.pdf)







Time and location:
Wednesday, April 16 2008
11:45 1:00 pm
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
ISTB-1, Room 401