Interdisciplinary Complex systems

Theory and applications of entropic forces to understand and contribute to scientific and technology-based solutions of real-world problems

In this work we use complexity theory to study and apply emerging qualities from complex systems in the context of interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral applied science. An entropic force is an emergent organization force resulting from the entire system statistics accordingly to the thermodynamic law of increasing entropy, a powerful tool to describe and understand complex systems explaining how diverse objects that may be distant in space and time exert certain influence on others. The entropic methods are widely and increasingly used to understand complex systems such as real-world problems involving natural, social and human processes. In this project we study new developments and applications of entropic methods in four diverse but complexity consistent subjects: innovation capacities in higher education, time series analysis and nonlinear modeling, materials with micro structures, and new applications of radiation detectors.