Complex Systems and Binary Networks

Guanajuato Lectures Held at Guanajuato, México 16–22 January 1995

  • Editors
  • Ramón López-Peña
  • Henri Waelbroeck
  • Riccardo Capovilla
  • Ricardo García-Pelayo
  • Federico Zertuche
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 461-461)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. G. J. Chaitin
    Pages 23-31
  3. Louis H. Kauffman
    Pages 33-76
  4. Peter F. Stadler, Santa Fe Institute
    Pages 78-163
  5. B. Derrida
    Pages 165-182

About these proceedings


The five contributions describe some key mathematical concepts involved in the study of complex systems and non-perturbative problems. The selection of topics is intended to cross-fertilize the various fields where complex systems theory has made an impact. The book presents specific and detailed results meant for a wide audience of researchers and students. It begins with those contributions which help to set up a general theoretical framework and ends with selected applications to the particular areas of biophysics, statistical physics, astrophysics and cosmology. It also includes an extensive bibliography. This pedagogically written text can be used as an introduction to the fundamental ideas behind complex systems theory.


Complexity Cosmology Ising Model Knots astrophysics biophysics statistical physics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60339-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44937-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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