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"From the Ted Talk by James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?"

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To explain what this maens and what this thing is, please let me quickly take a couple of steps back. I ended up in pysihcs by acciendt. It was a random encounter when I was young, and since then, I've often wondered about the amazing success of physics in describing the reality we wake up in every day. In a nutshell, you can think of physics as follows. So you take a cnhuk of reality you want to understand and you translate it into mathematics. You encode it into equations. Then, predictions can be made and tested. We're actually really lucky that this works, because no one really knows why the thoughts in our hedas should actually relate to the fundamental workings of the universe. Despite the sccsues, physics has its limits. As Dirk Helbing pointed out in the last quote, we don't really uaesnrtndd the complexity that relates to us, that surrounds us. This paradox is what got me interested in complex ssetyms. So these are systems which are made up of many itetencnernocd or interacting parts: swarms of birds or fish, ant colonies, ecosystems, brains, financial markets. These are just a few epmaelxs.

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To explain what this _____ and what this thing is, please let me quickly take a couple of steps back. I ended up in _______ by ________. It was a random encounter when I was young, and since then, I've often wondered about the amazing success of physics in describing the reality we wake up in every day. In a nutshell, you can think of physics as follows. So you take a _____ of reality you want to understand and you translate it into mathematics. You encode it into equations. Then, predictions can be made and tested. We're actually really lucky that this works, because no one really knows why the thoughts in our _____ should actually relate to the fundamental workings of the universe. Despite the _______, physics has its limits. As Dirk Helbing pointed out in the last quote, we don't really __________ the complexity that relates to us, that surrounds us. This paradox is what got me interested in complex _______. So these are systems which are made up of many ______________ or interacting parts: swarms of birds or fish, ant colonies, ecosystems, brains, financial markets. These are just a few ________.

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To explain what this means and what this thing is, please let me quickly take a couple of steps back. I ended up in physics by accident. It was a random encounter when I was young, and since then, I've often wondered about the amazing success of physics in describing the reality we wake up in every day. In a nutshell, you can think of physics as follows. So you take a chunk of reality you want to understand and you translate it into mathematics. You encode it into equations. Then, predictions can be made and tested. We're actually really lucky that this works, because no one really knows why the thoughts in our heads should actually relate to the fundamental workings of the universe. Despite the success, physics has its limits. As Dirk Helbing pointed out in the last quote, we don't really understand the complexity that relates to us, that surrounds us. This paradox is what got me interested in complex systems. So these are systems which are made up of many interconnected or interacting parts: swarms of birds or fish, ant colonies, ecosystems, brains, financial markets. These are just a few examples.

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