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

2014-05-22 The Washington Post reviews Gamaliel Percino's "Instrumentational complexity of music genres and why simplicity sells".

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Upcoming Events

DateTypeName
2014-11-21SeminarP. Klimek
2014-11-28SeminarR. Hanel
2014-12-05SeminarB. Corominas-Murtra
2014-09-01 to 2014-12-31GuestC. Chrysanthakopoulos

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

DateMediumTitle
2014 OctoberThe New York Times Can Big Data Tell Us What Clinical Trials Don’t?
2014 SeptemberWiener Zeitung Die Mathematik des Zufalls
2014 SeptemberderStandard.at Komplexitätsforscher: "Das sind Aha-Erlebnisse bei der Datenanalyse"
2014 SeptemberThe Atlantic What Can We Learn From the Wealth of Virtual Nations?
2014 AugustderStandard.at Komplexitätsforschung: Auf der Reise durch eine komplexe Welt
2014 AugustTiroler Tageszeitung Forum Alpbach - Experte: Komplexitätsforschung nützt Menschen
2014 AugustOE1 ORF Wissenschaft Komplexitäts-Forschung - ein Zukunftsthema
2014 AugustAPA Experte: Komplexitätsforschung nützt Menschen
2014 JulyAPA Das Genom als System - Auf der Suche nach der Zukunft der Biologie
2014 Mayl'Eco delle Valli ECMS 2014-XXVIII edizione della European Conference on Modelling and Simulation
2014 Maywww.technology.org Simple music sells better
2014 MayThe Washington Post Researchers argue folk music has always been more complex than you might think
2014 Maybyuradio - The Morning Show Online games are no escape
2014 Mayscience.orf.at Das Chaos bändigen
2014 MayLa nación 'Imperialismo científico', química y biología
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