Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

A smaller part of our research focusses on the investigation of complex systems within the framework of the GGNB doctoral program “Physics of Biological and Complex Systems”. Complexity is fashionable and big data as well as coarse-graining approaches try to cope with it in increasingly successful ways. However, this can easily get detached from reality and one has to keep asking the question whether one gets the right answer for more or less the right reason. If we engage in complex systems, it will always be with a reductionist flavour.