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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.

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Upcoming Events

DateTypeName
2023-02-10SeminarN. Vallarano
2022-07-04 to 2023-03-03GuestF. Rittersberger
2022-11-17 to 2023-06-30GuestS. Baum
2022-11-25 to 2023-03-03GuestJ. Lukács

Recent Publications

T.M. Pham, C.A. Alexander, J. Korbel, R. Hanel, and S. Thurner
Balance and fragmentation in societies with homophily and social balance
Scientific Reports 11, 17188, (2021) [bib]

@ARTICLE{pham2021bfs,
  author = {Pham, T.M.~ and Alexander, C.A.~ and Korbel, J.~ and Hanel, R.~ and Thurner, S.~},
  title = {Balance and fragmentation in societies with homophily and social balance},
  journal = {Scientific Reports},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {11},
  pages = {17188},
  url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-96065-5}
}


N. Haug, L. Geyrhofer, A. Londei, E. Dervic, A. Desvars-Larrive, V. Loreto, B. Pinoir, S. Thurner, and P. Klimek
Ranking the effectiveness of worldwide COVID-19 government interventions
Nature Human Behavior 4, 1303-1312, (2020) [bib]

@ARTICLE{haug2020rew,
  author = {Haug, N.~ and Geyrhofer, L.~ and Londei, A.~ and Dervic, E.~ and Desvars-Larrive, A.~ and Loreto, V.~ and Pinoir, B.~ and Thurner, S.~ and Klimek, P.~},
  title = {Ranking the effectiveness of worldwide COVID-19 government interventions},
  journal = {Nature Human Behavior},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {4},
  number = {12},
  pages = {1303--1312},
  url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-01009-0}
}


A. Desvars-Larrive, E. Dervic, N. Haug, and N. N.
A structured open dataset of government interventions in response to COVID-19
Scientific Data 7, (2020) [bib]

@ARTICLE{desvarslarrive2020sod,
  author = {Desvars-Larrive, A.~ and Dervic, E.~ and Haug, N.~ and N., N.~},
  title = {A structured open dataset of government interventions in response to COVID-19},
  journal = {Scientific Data},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {7},
  number = {285},
  url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-00609-9}
}


S. Thurner, P. Klimek, and R. Hanel
A network-based explanation of why most COVID-19 infection curves are linear
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, 22684-22689, (2020) [bib]

@ARTICLE{thurner2020new,
  author = {Thurner, S.~ and Klimek, P.~ and Hanel, R.~},
  title = {A network-based explanation of why most COVID-19 infection curves are linear},
  journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {117},
  number = {37},
  pages = {22684--22689},
  url = {https://www.pnas.org/content/117/37/22684}
}


J. Korbel, S.D. Lindner, R. Hanel, and S. Thurner
Thermodynamics of structure-forming systems
Nature Communications 12, 1127, (2021) [bib]

@ARTICLE{korbel2021tss,
  author = {Korbel, J.~ and Lindner, S.D.~ and Hanel, R.~ and Thurner, S.~},
  title = {Thermodynamics of structure-forming systems},
  journal = {Nature Communications},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {12},
  pages = {1127},
  url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21272-7#Ack1}
}


R. Hanel and S. Thurner
Boosting test-efficiency by pooled testing strategies for SARS-CoV-2 - Formula for optimal pool size
PloS ONE 15, e0240652, (2020) [bib]

@ARTICLE{hanel2020btb,
  author = {Hanel, R.~ and Thurner, S.~},
  title = {Boosting test-efficiency by pooled testing strategies for SARS-CoV-2 - Formula for optimal pool size},
  journal = {PloS ONE},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {15},
  number = {11},
  pages = {e0240652},
  url = {https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0240652}
}


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