The Physics of Complex Systems in Cuba

  • Oscar Sotolongo-CostaEmail author
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


In relating the circumstances that led to the birth and development of the physics of complex systems in Cuba, it is difficult to avoid being anecdotal—particularly because of the difficult times during which this research started. Cuban eclecticism, whose spectrum extends from religious syncretism to world-class medicine, seems quite coherent with the field of complex systems, characterized by the synergy of diverse fields. Such a combination, however, in the beginning seemed to be quite removed from the physicists’ standard research dogmas.


Ball Bearing Sand Pile Cuban Complexity Avalanche Size Steel Bead 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.President of the “Henri Poincare” group of Complex SystemsUniversity of HavanaHavanaCuba

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