Centre for Complex Systems Events

The Centre for Complex Systems participates in, sponsors and hosts a number of events throughout the year.

Two of the Centre's major events programs are the C3 Symposia, and the C3 Research Camps.

Upcoming Events for 2017

Public lecture "Cyber Society Meets Economics"

Date: Friday 8 December 2017
Time: 6pm
Venue: Civil Eng J05, Lecture Room 1

Presenter: Prof. Paul Ormerod, Centre for Decision Making at University College, London (UCL).

Bio: Professor Paul Ormerod is an author, academic and entrepreneur and currently a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Decision Making at University College, London (UCL). His book The Death of Economics (1993) sold over 1 million copies world wide, and his most recent book is Positive Linking: How Networks and Incentives Can Revolutionise the World(2014). He writes a weekly column for London’s City AM newspaper. He originally read economics at Cambridge and took the MPhil in economics at Oxford.

The stupendous rise of the internet and cyber society poses serious challenges for economics. Economics essentially looks at individual units - people, firms, governments - and treats their behaviour as independent.

In the 21st century, this assumption is less and less tenable. Connections determine behaviour. Narratives and perceptions become as important - perhaps even more so - than “objective” reality. What are the implications both for economics and for policy?"

Read more about the public lecture.

Please register for the event here.


"Complexity, Criticality & Computation" (C3-2017) International Biannual Symposium

When: 9:30am - 5:30pm, December 11 - 13 (Mon - Wed), 2017
Where: Civil Engineering Lecture Room 1 (Rm 203), The University of Sydney
Cost: Free
Registration: Please email Mikhail Prokopenko with your name and affiliation, by 27 November 2017.
Symposium poster: download

Read more about the C3-2017 symposium and international guest speakers.


Thermodynamics of Computation

Date: Thursday 14 December 2017
Time: 10:30am
Venue: Civil Eng J05, Conference Room 438

Presenter: Prof. David Wolpert, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, USA.