Il Santa Fe Institute, storico punto di riferimento internazionale per gli studi sulla complessità, organizza da gennaio 2013 una serie di MOOC (Massive Open On-line Courses) dedicati alla complessità. Primo appuntamento il 28 gennaio 2013 con il corso on line di introduzione alla complessità tenuto da una firma nobile del settore: Melanie Mitchell

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Santa Fe Institute will be launching a series of MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Courses), covering the field ofcomplex systems science. Our first course, Introduction to Complexity, will be an accessible introduction to the field, with no pre-requisites. You don’t need a science or math background to take this introductory course; it simply requires an interest in the field and the willingness to participate in a hands-on approach to the subject.

In this ten-week course, you’ll learn about the tools used by complex systems scientists to understand, and sometimes to control, complex systems. The topics you’ll learn about include dynamics, chaos, fractals, information theory, computation theory, evolution and adaptation, agent-based modeling, and networks. You’ll also get a sense of how these topics fit together to help explain how complexity arises and evolves in nature, society, and technology.

Introduction to Complexity will be free and open to anyone. The instructor is Melanie Mitchell, External Professor at SFI, Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and author of the award-winning book, Complexity: A Guided Tour.  The course will begin January 28,  2013.