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Prof. Dr. Claudius Gros

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[ Claudius Gros ]

lecture course sommer term 2016:   Self-Organization: Theory and Simulations
lecture course winter term 2015/16:   Theoretische Physik III - Elektrodynamik
Seminar:   Gruppen- / Diskussionsseminar
Fourth edition is out:   Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems, a Primer

Mailing address:
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Postfach 111932
60054 Frankfurt/Main
Campus Riedberg
Physics building
room number 01.132
Max-von-Laue Str. 1
60438 Frankfurt/Main
phone: +49 69 798 47818
fax : +49 69 798 47832
e-mail: gros07@[please remove]
Maripola Kolokotsa - secretary
phone: +49 69 798 47817
fax : +49 69 798 47832
e-mail: mkolokotsa@[please remove]

The textbook

Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems, a Primer

is available as a Springer textbook (Amazon)
(2008, second / third / fourth editions 2010 / 2013 / 2015).

See also the related lecture course and the table of contents.

and the review by D.P. Feldman, Physics Today 62, July 2009.
[ Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems, a Primer ]

Cognitive and Complex System Theory

A cognitive system is a percepting and autonomously acting dynamical system. It is influenced, but not driven by sensory input, its self-generated internal dynamics plays therefore a central role.

We are developing organizational principles for autonomous cognitive systems and complex and adaptive dynamical systems. Examples of organizational principles are polyhomeostasis, a generalization of homeostasis, and diffusive emotional control, an instantiation of meta-learning. [more]

For information regarding possible Bachelor and Master theses please consult the flyer.

Part of our simulations are performed with the Brain interactive simulation software package, which is in continous development.

Solid state theory

The high temperature superconductors, like SrxLa2-xCuO4, are examples of strongly correlated electron systems, with a phase diagram where a Mott insulating state is in close proximity to a d-wave superconducting state. Another example of compounds with non-trivial electron correlations are the charge transfer salts, with possible spin-liquid, spiral and magnetic states in close proximity.

We develop methods to investigate the ground-state properties of correlated and frustrated electron systems, using state-of-the-art variational approaches. [more]

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