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Luis Amaral

A trained physicist, Luís Amaral researches the emergence, evolution and stability of complex biological and social systems. He seeks to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including the mitigation of errors in health care settings, the characterization of the conditions enabling creativity and innovation, and the growth limits presented by sustainability. He has published more than 170 scientific peer-reviewed papers, which have been cited in excess of 19,000 times. Amaral is the Erastus Otis Haven Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also the co-director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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