Physics of complex and interdisciplinary systems


  • Complex Systems
  • Granular systems and porous media

Complex and interdisciplinary systems is the name given to the field of contemporary Physics that studies collective phenomena that emerge from the interaction of many components in a system, without the need for external influence or a predetermined design, and that cannot be described from local or individual behavior. Although they are found in a variety of contexts, physical, chemical, biological, social, economic, complex systems have been found to exhibit collective behaviors with universal characteristics, such as: synchronization, self-organization, pattern formation, differentiation, adaptation, order-disorder transitions, connectivity networks. It is a naturally interdisciplinary field of research, where Physics concepts and tools are applied to very diverse systems, and which has opened up possibilities for collaboration with specialists from other areas in the search for solutions to global and strategic problems for humanity.