Our new "Visions for Complexity" - CSH Vienna

Our new “Visions for Complexity”


Jan 1, 2019

CSH Vienna Newsletter calls for climate action

 

It is the time of the year when people tend to set New Year’s resolutions. I usually avoid that. But this year is different: The alarming increase in weather extremes in 2018 not only proves how devastating the effects of heating up the planet can get—and we haven’t even reached the 1,5°C warming yet. It also shows that action cannot be delayed any longer.

 

As the editorial of our new Newsletter “Visions for Complexity” says
[click here for the whole Newsletter]:

 

For me as a layperson (with a little bit of an insight), it is perhaps the message from complexity science: Complex systems keep an equilibrium, withstanding all squeezing and punching, for a surprisingly long time. Their resilience make us believe that we can handle it. But there is this point—a point we’d better not cross. If squeezing and punching proceeds beyond it, the system will eventually—”out of the blue”—abandon its steady state and change. Not in a gentle, linear way: A complex system is by no means like a machine; replacing single parts won’t fix the thing. Once it gets started, there is no way to stop the process, nor to interfere with it. Shocks will cascade through the system’s networks, destroying parts, rearranging and transforming the whole, and will not stop doing so until the system reaches a new, hitherto unknown equilibrium. This is what complexity people, in my opinion, should unceasingly be telling the world: Crossing the tipping point means ‘out of control!”

 

 

To avoid the tipping point, please join me in my New Year’s pledge:

 

Stop talking, start acting—and degrow the human footprint.

 

Yours,

 

Verena Ahne

(Head of Knowledge Transfer)

 


Event

Brainhack Vienna


Dec 11, 2019Dec 13, 2019

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by David B. Saakian: “Solving the evolutionary dynamics on fluctuating Landscapes”


Nov 18, 2019 | 11:0012:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Visitor

Helena Miton, CEU, SFI


Oct 24, 2019

Event

CSH Talk by Helena Miton: “Explaning the spread and persistence of maladaptive medical beliefs”


Oct 24, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Press

Cooperative creativity experiment reveals most efficient team structures


Phys.org, Oct 15, 2019

Press

Forscher ermittelten optimale Zusammensetzung für konstruktive Teams


APA Science, Oct 14, 2019

Press

Statins May Affect Your Bone Health


New York Times, Oct 8, 2019

News

Oct 6, 2019

Out now: Sustainability colloquium | The Videos

Press

Czy leki na cholesterol powodują osteoporozę? [Polish]


wprost, Oct 4, 2019

News

Sep 30, 2019

Do statins increase osteoporosis risk?

News

Jun 11, 2019

Predicting success in show biz

News

Jun 5, 2019

13 Reasons Why | watching suicide in TV can be contagious

Event

Brainhack Vienna


Dec 11, 2019Dec 13, 2019

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by David B. Saakian: “Solving the evolutionary dynamics on fluctuating Landscapes”


Nov 18, 2019 | 11:0012:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Visitor

Helena Miton, CEU, SFI


Oct 24, 2019

Event

CSH Talk by Helena Miton: “Explaning the spread and persistence of maladaptive medical beliefs”


Oct 24, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Press

Cooperative creativity experiment reveals most efficient team structures


Phys.org, Oct 15, 2019

Press

Forscher ermittelten optimale Zusammensetzung für konstruktive Teams


APA Science, Oct 14, 2019

Press

Statins May Affect Your Bone Health


New York Times, Oct 8, 2019

News

Oct 6, 2019

Out now: Sustainability colloquium | The Videos

Press

Czy leki na cholesterol powodują osteoporozę? [Polish]


wprost, Oct 4, 2019

News

Sep 30, 2019

Do statins increase osteoporosis risk?

News

Jun 11, 2019

Predicting success in show biz

News

Jun 5, 2019

13 Reasons Why | watching suicide in TV can be contagious

News

Oct 6, 2019

Out now: Sustainability colloquium | The Videos

News

Sep 30, 2019

Do statins increase osteoporosis risk?

News

Jun 11, 2019

Predicting success in show biz

News

Jun 5, 2019

13 Reasons Why | watching suicide in TV can be contagious

News

May 29, 2019

D4Dairy annual meeting at the Hub

News

Apr 11, 2019

Shocking Economics!

News

Apr 3, 2019

In need of ‘complexity economics’

News

Mar 20, 2019

Complex societies gave birth to big gods

News

Feb 6, 2019

New music styles: how the challenger calls the tune

News

Jan 30, 2019

Garcia, Bail, Rahwan, Couzin: Check out the videos!

News

Jan 1, 2019

Our new “Visions for Complexity”

News

Dec 4, 2018

A sad day for science: CEU forced out of Hungary

Event

Brainhack Vienna


Dec 11, 2019Dec 13, 2019

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by David B. Saakian: “Solving the evolutionary dynamics on fluctuating Landscapes”


Nov 18, 2019 | 11:0012:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Visitor

Helena Miton, CEU, SFI


Oct 24, 2019

Event

CSH Talk by Helena Miton: “Explaning the spread and persistence of maladaptive medical beliefs”


Oct 24, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Workshop: “Modeling Neolithic Crises”


Oct 17, 2019 | 9:30Oct 18, 2019 | 17:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by Célian Colon: “Coupling transport and supply chains to analyze the impact of disasters – an application to the United Republic of Tanzania”


Oct 17, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by William Schueller: “Active control of complexity growth in a multi-agent model”


Oct 18, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Event

CSH Planning Workshop on the Historical Dynamics of Social Norms and Sentiments Underlying Cooperation


Oct 21, 2019 | 9:30Oct 22, 2019 | 16:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Talk

“Embracing Opportunities of Livestock Big Data Integration with Privacy Constraints”


Franz Papst.

Oct 25, 2019

University of Deusto

Event

CSH Talk by Jim Bennett: “A model of agrarian state–nomadic confederation interaction in the Old World”


Oct 16, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Visitor

Simon Levin, Princeton University


Oct 13, 2019Oct 16, 2019

Visitor

Saadi Lahlou, London School of Economics


Oct 13, 2019Oct 15, 2019

Press

Cooperative creativity experiment reveals most efficient team structures


Phys.org, Oct 15, 2019

Press

Forscher ermittelten optimale Zusammensetzung für konstruktive Teams


APA Science, Oct 14, 2019

Press

Statins May Affect Your Bone Health


New York Times, Oct 8, 2019

Press

Czy leki na cholesterol powodują osteoporozę? [Polish]


wprost, Oct 4, 2019

Press

El fin de una era: qué pasará cuando los ‘likes’ desaparezcan [Spanish]


El País, Oct 3, 2019

Press

Recomendamos: El fin de una era: qué pasará cuando los ‘likes’ desaparezcan [Spanish]


etcétera, Oct 3, 2019

Press

Vamos deixar de ver “likes”. E agora? [Portuguese]


JN, Oct 3, 2019

Press

À forte dose, les statines augmentent le risque d’ostéoporose [French]


Pourquoi docteur?, Oct 3, 2019

Press

Die Zukunft des Regierens: Politik in der Computersimulation


Der Standard, Oct 2, 2019

Press

MERYNS Sprechzimmer: Online oder Ordination?


ORF III, Oct 2, 2019

Press

Dr. med. Tele Medizin: Wird Gesundheit digital?


ORF III, Oct 2, 2019

Press

STATINES : A forte dose, c’est le risque d’ostéoporose? [French]


Santé Log, Oct 1, 2019