University of Potsdam & CSH External Faculty
Karoline Wiesner is Professor of Complexity Sciences at the University of Potsdam. She obtained a PhD in physics from Uppsala University in 2004.
Interested in the sciences of complexity, Karoline began to work on information theoretic representations of complex systems as a PostDoc at the Santa Fe Institute (USA) and the University of California, Davis. Her work centered around information theoretic representations of quantum dynamical systems. She joined the School of Mathematics at Bristol as Assistant Professor in 2007. She is now full professor at the University of Potsdam.
Karoline’s research focuses on the use of information theory in the study of formation, maintenance and stability of complex systems. Current topics include philosophical and mathematical foundations of complexity, complexity in climate systems, stability of democracy.
Complex-systems theory could explain why some democracies become unstable
PhysicsWorld, Dec 7, 2018
Les changements climatiques, un modèle pour expliquer la démocratie en péril [French]
Pieuvre.ca, Nov 28, 2018