Monday, May 25 2015
15:30 - 16:45

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Rocks, rivers, and sand: simple models of complex systems

Deepak Dhar

TIFR (Mumbai)

I will discuss how simple models can describe the phenomenology of complex systems. I will illustrate the idea with three
simple models of fragmenting ice sheets, river networks, and sand piles. It also helps uncover some relationships between apparently unrelated phenomena.

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