Complex Systems

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987 »
The original journal devoted to the science, mathematics and engineering of systems with simple components but complex overall behavior.

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Alex Smith
Universality of Wolfram’s 2, 3 Turing Machine

D V. Lakshmi and Jeganathan L
Self-Replicability of Composite Graph Reproduction System

Kotaro Sakata, Yuta Tanaka, and Daisuke Takahashi
Max-Plus Generalization of Conway’s Game of Life

Emmanuel Sapin
Automatization of Universal Cellular Automaton Discoveries: A New Approach to Stream Duplication

Christopher Wolfram
An Agent-Based Model of COVID-19


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