• Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

The Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Societies become more and more dependent on their ability of handling, interpreting, and making sense of complex systems. Understanding complex systems on a quantitative and predictive basis rests on the ability to combine complex systems science (mathematical concepts and methodology) with big and comprehensive datasets. The number of experts in this new scientific field is limited which poses a bottleneck to understand and eventually manage complex systems. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. CSH is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Recent News

Weber-Fechner law in political opinions

Vito Servedio, Senior Research Scientist at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, gave a talk about an online experiment he and colleagues conducted in 2013 right before the last Italian national elections. He showed the results which intended to uncover voter´s perception of the Italian political space at that time.

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Helga Nowotny on the 10th Anniversary of the ERC

Ten years after its foundation, former ERC President and Chair of CSH's Science Advisory Board Helga Nowotny sums up the European Research Council's first decade and gives an outlook on the next ten years of “frontier research” made in Europe in an Editorial for Science Magazine (Vol 355 Issue 6329). Nowotny advises the ERC to “keep the frontier spirit alive by creating conditions for younger researchers that spur them to boldly move ahead”. Read the editorial here.

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2017 Women´s Networking Event at CSH

On the occasion of the International Women´s Day on March 8, the Complexity Science Hub Vienna hosted the "AIT Women´s Day". In a lively discussion Sandra Schneider, responsible for gender issues at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, spoke with Agnes Ehmann (Wacker Chemie AG), Elke Guenther (AIT) and Claudia Mezzina-Macher (Generali Group) about their experience in founding networks for women in business.

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