Complexity is starting out to be the lead paradigm of 21st century science. Complexity science is the study of complex systems. Just about anything that consists of components whose interactions give rise to something new can be seen as a complex system. Self-organization, emergence, non-linearity, and networks are the keywords. Check out the link section for some definitions. Having reported about science for almost ten years I realized that much - if not everything - of what I report about is somehow related to complexity. I started this blog to develop this aspect.

Haiko LietzMy name is Haiko Lietz. I’ve got a degree in engineering and journalism from Mittweida University, Germany, and an MA in sociology from Columbia University, USA. I’m currently a scientific assistant at the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance in Berlin, Germany, and a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. I have published science reports and features in radio, online, and print magazines such as Deutschlandfunk, Telepolis, New Scientist, Handelsblatt, and Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Reach me at complexity@haikolietz.de.