Mission

The Section for Science of Complex Systems conducts quantitative complex systems research at the Medical University of Vienna - ranging from life science, quantitative social sciences, to applied mathematics and fundamental physics. The section is part of the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems.

News

2016-01-15 EU FP7 project LASAGNE, coordinated by MUW, is rated "excellent" by the European Commission.

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Upcoming Events

DateTypeName
2016-02-19SeminarP. Jizba
2016-02-01 to 2016-06-30GuestI. Smirnov
2016-02-12 to 2016-02-21GuestP. Sarkanych
2016-02-12 to 2016-02-21GuestO. Dobush

Recent Publications

S. Thurner, P. Klimek, M. Szell, G. Duftschmid, G. Endel, A. Kautzky-Willer, and D.C. Kasper
Quantification of excess-risk for diabetes when born in times of hunger, in an entire population of a nation, across a century
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110, 4703-4707, (2013) [bib]

@ARTICLE{thurner2013qed,
  author = {Thurner, S.~ and Klimek, P.~ and Szell, M.~ and Duftschmid, G.~ and Endel, G.~ and Kautzky-Willer, A.~ and Kasper, D.C.~},
  title = {Quantification of excess-risk for diabetes when born in times of hunger, in an entire population of a nation, across a century},
  journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA},
  year = {2013},
  volume = {110},
  number = {12},
  pages = {4703--4707},
  url = {http://www.pnas.org/content/110/12/4703/suppl/DCSupplemental}
}


R. Hanel, S. Thurner, and M. Gell-Mann
Generalized entropies and logarithms and their duality relations
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109, 19151-19154, (2012) [bib]

@ARTICLE{hanel2012gel,
  author = {Hanel, R.~ and Thurner, S.~ and Gell-Mann, M.~},
  title = {Generalized entropies and logarithms and their duality relations},
  journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {109},
  pages = {19151--19154},
  url = {http://www.pnas.org/content/109/47/19151.full.pdf+html?sid=b3fd87a7-31dc-495a-807c-2904c2ee1ef9}
}


M. Szell and S. Thurner
How women organize social networks different from men: gender-specific behavior in large-scale social networks
Scientific Reports 3, 1214, (2013) [bib]

@ARTICLE{szell2013hwo,
  author = {Szell, M.~ and Thurner, S.~},
  title = {How women organize social networks different from men: gender-specific behavior in large-scale social networks},
  journal = {Scientific Reports},
  year = {2013},
  volume = {3},
  pages = {1214},
  url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.4683}
}


P. Klimek, Y. Yegorov, R. Hanel, and S. Thurner
Statistical detection of systematic election irregularities
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109, 16469-16473, 2012 (for data see also http://www.complex-systems.meduniwien.ac.at/elections/election.html) [bib]

@ARTICLE{klimek2012sds,
  author = {Klimek, P.~ and Yegorov, Y.~ and Hanel, R.~ and Thurner, S.~},
  title = {Statistical detection of systematic election irregularities},
  journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {109},
  pages = {16469--16473},
  note = {for data see also http://www.complex-systems.meduniwien.ac.at/elections/election.html},
  url = {http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1210722109}
}


R. Hanel, M. Pöchacker, M. Schölling, and S. Thurner
A self-organized model for cell-differentiation based on variation of molecular decay rates
PLoS ONE 7, e36679, (2012) [bib]

@ARTICLE{hanel2012smc,
  author = {Hanel, R.~ and P{\"o}chacker, M.~ and Sch{\"o}lling, M.~ and Thurner, S.~},
  title = {A self-organized model for cell-differentiation based on variation of molecular decay rates},
  journal = {PLoS ONE},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {7},
  pages = {e36679},
  url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.0694v1}
}


R. Hanel, S. Thurner, and M. Gell-Mann
Generalized entropies and the transformation group of superstatistics
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108, 6390-6394, (2011) [bib]

@ARTICLE{hanel2011get,
  author = {Hanel, R.~ and Thurner, S.~ and Gell-Mann, M.~},
  title = {Generalized entropies and the transformation group of superstatistics},
  journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA},
  year = {2011},
  volume = {108},
  number = {16},
  pages = {6390--6394},
  url = {http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1103539108}
}


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Recent Media Coverage

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2016 Januaryscience.apa.at Hightech braucht Rohstoffe
2015 NovemberORF TVthek ORF III science.talk: Komplexitätsforscher Stefan Thurner
2015 Novemberinnovations report Network analysis shows systemic risk in mineral markets
2015 NovemberThe Manila Times Rare mineral shortage could upset global markets – study
2015 Novemberentorno inteligente BOLIVIA: Escasez de minerales raros puede afectar mercados
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2015 NovemberDaily Capital Rare Mineral Shortage Could Upset Global Markets
2015 NovemberThe China Post Mineral shortage could upset global markets: study
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2015 NovemberThe Japan Times Shortage of rare minerals could upset global markets: study
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2015 NovemberScienceCodex Network analysis shows systemic risk in mineral markets
2015 Novemberscience.apa.at Mineralienengpässe können weltweite Handelsnetze gefährden
2015 NovemberThe Guardian Rare mineral shortage could upset global markets
2015 Novemberphys.org Network analysis shows systemic risk in mineral markets
2015 NovemberAgence France-Presse Rare mineral shortage could upset global markets
2015 Novemberexaminer.com Cleaner environment shown to produce higher technology costs
2015 NovemberFalter Heureka Das Blaue vom Himmel
2015 NovemberReuters Health Feast after famine linked to diabetes boom in China
2015 SeptemberderStandard.at Nationalstiftung vergibt zusätzlich 22 Millionen Euro für Forschung
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2015 SeptemberSimply American Risk of financial crisis higher than previously estimated
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2015 Septemberinvesticni web Riziko financní krize je vetší, než jsme si pripoušteli
2015 SeptemberScienceDaily Risk of financial crisis higher than previously estimated
2015 AugustTiroler*Tageszeitung online Forum Alpbach - Forschung: „Fördern in Österreich nicht das Richtige“
2015 AugustderStandard.at Forschung: "Fördern in Österreich nicht das Richtige"
2015 Augustindustriemagazin.at Diskussion über heimische Förderstruktur
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