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.

Full Archives 1987–Present

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Bert Wang-Chak Chan
Lenia: Biology of Artificial Life

Syed Amaar Ahmad
Urbanization, Energy Consumption and Entropy of Metropolises

D Venkata Lakshmi and Jeganathan L
Graph Self-Replication System

Chjan Lim and Weituo Zhang
Relevance and Importance Preferential Attachment

Zakarya Zarezadeh and Giovanni Costantini
Statistical Complexity of Boolean Cellular Automata with Short-Term Reaction-Diffusion Memory on a Square Lattice


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