Topdrim partner, Professor Jeffrey Johnson was one of the guests in the BBC’s show ‘In our time’ on the topic of complexity.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss complexity and how it can help us understand the world around us. When living beings come together and act in a group, they do so in complicated and unpredictable ways: societies often behave very differently from the individuals within them. Complexity was a phenomenon little understood a generation ago, but research into complex systems now has important applications in many different fields, from biology to political science. Today it is being used to explain how birds flock, to predict traffic flow in cities and to study the spread of diseases.
Professor Jeffrey Johnson was accompanied by Professor Ian Stewart and Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly. The MP3 is available for download.