Famous Latin American physicist, Dr. Constantino Tsallis of the Brazilian Physics Research Center, lectured on November 23 at the American University of Armenia about the “Complexity in Natural, Artificial and Social Systems.”

In his presentation, Dr. Tsallis shared a brief and general introduction to the main concepts behind his research and spoke extensively on the idea that complexity in systems appears to be conveniently characterized by the nature and strength of the correlations between a systems’ elements.

Dr. Tsallis is a pioneer in the applications of statistical physics to complex systems. He has received international and national distinctions too numerous to list (inter alia, Guggenheim Foundation Award, Mexico Prize for Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro Prize of Science and Technology). Dr. Tsallis holds four honorary doctorate degrees. He is member of the Academy of Sciences of Brazil, as well as of the Academy of Economical, Political and Social Sciences of Brazil. He is also the main editor of the Elsevier journal “Physica A.

The colloquium was the first in a series of lectures organized by the University President’s Office and was presented by the College of Science and Engineering.