School of Mathematics
University of Bristol, U.K.
Author of "What is a complex system",
Yale University Press (2020).
In this book, we develop a taxonomy of complex systems. We discuss examples ranging from physics to biology to social science. The book is for students, academics, and general readers.
My research focuses on the use of information theory in the study of formation, maintenance and stability of complex systems. Examples are vitrification, protein dynamics, stem cell differentiation, and democracy. This research is part of a long-term project of building a quantitative framework for the dynamics of complex systems, firmly rooted in mathematics, physics, and philosophy of science. Current topics are: