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The Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity leads research on the commonalities of sociality found in phenomena as diverse as gene networks, slime molds, ant colonies, corporations, and cities. We apply innovative concepts and methods of complex adaptive systems science to generate new insights about the emergence, evolution, and function of social systems and their interactions with the biophysical environment. Advancing this integrative science provides a deeper understanding of the connections between living systems and societies.

 

CSDC includes three major divisions:

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The CSDC actively promotes research synergies by fostering cross-disciplinary, intra-and inter-institutional collaborations. Our core faculty represent 14 schools and departments at ASU, and our research network spans the globe.

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The CSDC offers seminars and research opportunities to train new scientists. Our affiliated faculty support the ASU doctoral concentration in Complex Adaptive Systems Science, with the CSDC serving as the online clearinghouse for complexity-related courses at ASU.

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The CSDC is a world leader in supporting intellectual products that lead the way in complexity science. We host international conferences, workshops and speaker series, as well as the national center for computational modeling in social and life science.