While the mathematical laws that govern inanimate matter are in many ways well
understood, the complexity that characterizes living and adapting systems presents a
fundamental challenge for modern science.
To understand how mathematics bridges our understanding across disciplines and to
leverage such understanding to devise intervention protocols commensurate with the
complexity of living, growing, evolving, learning, adaptive systems.
We search for signatures of mathematical regularities in natural systems
and in human society including the brain, forests, judicial courts, and firms.
We are inspired by the beautiful, the ominous, and always fascinating patterns swirling around in biological
and social systems. In the Complex Collective, we are particularly interested in when the two collide: how
does our understanding of biological nature help us understand social complexity and vice