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Untangling Complex Systems: A Grand Challenge for Science

Pier Luigi Gentili (University of Perugia, Italy)



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CRC Press Inc
10 August 2018
Science: general issues; Physical chemistry; Distributed systems; Systems analysis & design; Neural networks & fuzzy systems
Complex Systems are natural systems that science is unable to describe exhaustively. Examples of Complex Systems are both unicellular and multicellular living beings; human brains; human immune systems; ecosystems; human societies; the global economy; the climate and geology of our planet. This book is an account of a marvelous interdisciplinary journey the author made to understand properties of the Complex Systems. He has undertaken his trip, equipped with the fundamental principles of physical chemistry, in particular, the Second Law of Thermodynamics that describes the spontaneous evolution of our universe, and the tools of Non-linear dynamics. By dealing with many disciplines, in particular, chemistry, biology, physics, economy, and philosophy, the author demonstrates that Complex Systems are intertwined networks, working in out-of-equilibrium conditions, which exhibit emergent properties, such as self-organization phenomena and chaotic behaviors in time and space.
By:   Pier Luigi Gentili (University of Perugia Italy)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   930g
ISBN:   9781466509429
ISBN 10:   1466509422
Pages:   568
Publication Date:   10 August 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Pier Luigi Gentili is Ph.D. in Chemistry. His research and teaching activities are focused on Complex Systems. He is trusting in Natural Computing as an effective strategy to understand Complex Systems and face the Computational Complexity Challenges. In particular, he is developing the innovative Chemical Artificial Intelligence. He has several collaborations and work experience in many laboratories. For instance, the Photochemistry and Photophysics Group of the University of Perugia (Italy); the Nonlinear Dynamics Group of the Brandeis University (USA); the European Laboratory of Nonlinear Spectroscopy in Florence (Italy); the Center for Photochemical Sciences of the Bowling Green State University (USA); the Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Photochemistry of University of Siena (Italy). ORCID: 0000-0003-1092-9190.

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