World Renowned Physicist, Dr. Constantino Tsallis, to Discuss Complexity in Systems at AUA on Friday

YEREVAN–One of Latin America’s most famous physicists, Dr. Constantino Tsallis of the Brazilian Physics Research Center, will speak about the “Complexity in Natural, Artificial and Social Systems” at The American University of Armenia on Friday, November 23. 

The colloquium is the first in a series of lectures organized by the University President’s Office and is being presented by the College of Science and Engineering. 

The lecture will begin at 5:00pm in room 208 of AUA’s the Paramaz Avedisian Building (PAB), located at 40 Bagramyan Ave, Yerevan. A reception will follow in the Akian Art Gallery on the 4th floor of PAB.  The Colloquium is open to the public. Simultaneous translation will be provided. For more information, visit:

Dr. Tsallis will discuss the general idea that complexity in systems appears to be conveniently characterized by the nature and strength of the correlations between the systems’ elements.  A brief and general introduction to the main concepts will be given, together with some recent results and applications.  

Dr. Tsallis is a pioneer in the applications of statistical physics to complex systems. He has received international and national distinctions too numerous to list (inter alia, Guggenheim Foundation Award, Mexico Prize for Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro Prize of Science and Technology). Dr. Tsallis holds four honorary doctorate degrees.  He is member of the Academy of Sciences of Brazil, as well as of the Academy of Economical, Political and Social Sciences of Brazil.  He is also the main editor of the Elsevier journal “Physica A.