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

Dr. Tsallis will discuss the general idea that complexity in such 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.  

The Colloquium is open to the public. Simultaneous translation will be provided.



About the Speaker

Dr. Tsallis is one of the most famous physicists in Latin America, and a pioneer in the applications of statistical physics to complex systems.

Dr. Tsallis 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).  He 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.”


Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:00 pm

American University of Armenia

Paramaz Avedisian Building

Room 208, East Wing

Reception to follow in the Akian Art Gallery, 4th floor, West Wing