Monday, February 18, 2013

Complexity Simplfied

Albert-​​László Barabási et al have discovered that you can simplify complex systems because "The nodes that form the foun­da­tion of the map reveal them­selves as indis­pen­sible to under­standing any other part of the whole." That is, the necessary nodes for the network are sufficient for understanding the workings of the network. This is a very exciting development, as it makes complexity easier to understand.
Update: More from the team on making complex systems more observable