Complex systems are composed of many component parts that interact with and inform each other and their environment. Each part is integral to the system, but understanding these parts in isolation does not equate to understanding the system.
At Northwestern, Complex Systems research is an innovative approach to addressing practical problems across a wide range of domains, including medicine, physics, social science, engineering, data, and business. Complex systems include social media platforms, urban landscapes, space exploration and even team sports. By understanding these elaborate yet intricate realms, Northwestern researchers are facilitating groundbreaking discoveries to bring processes and solutions to major problems worldwide.
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