Medical University of Vienna & PostDoc at the CSH
Andrew Ringsmuth joined the Complexity Science Hub Vienna and the Section for the Science of Complex Systems at the Medical University of Vienna in February 2020. Motivated by the need for global sustainability, his research aims to better understand how societies co-evolve with nature across scales.
Andrew’s background bridges a wide range of scientific fields. After completing bachelor degrees in physics, philosophy, and psychology at the University of Queensland (UQ), he went on to an honours degree in theoretical physics, focussed on the foundations of quantum theory. Also at UQ, Andrew then worked between the Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems and the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, completing a PhD in multiscale analysis and optimisation of photosynthetic solar energy systems.
As a PostDoc, Andrew first extended his PhD research within the Department of the Biophysics of Photosynthesis at the VU University Amsterdam. He then joined Stockholm Resilience Centre to develop stylised network models of multiscale dynamics in social-ecological systems, studying systemic resilience within the planetary boundaries. Andrew is now extending this work at the CSH Vienna, where he also contributes to more general theoretical work on the foundations of complex adaptive systems. His broad research interests also include energy systems, transport processes, biophysical economics, societal metabolism, common-pool resources, evolutionary game theory, environmental psychology, theoretical biology, statistical physics and the philosophy of science.