The semester is organized by the Cluster of Excellence Math+, supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin and will take place at ZIB.


Nataša Djurdjevac Conrad (ZIB)
Benjamin Ducke (DAI)
Friederike Fless (DAI)
Stefan Klus (U Surrey)
Jürgen Kurths (PIK/HU)
Christof Schütte (ZIB/FU)
Stefanie Winkelmann (ZIB)
Sarah Wolf (FU/GCF)

The semester is organized within the framework of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center Math+ and supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

We are committed to fostering an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, and sensitivity. Please read our MATH+ Collegiality Statement.


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Scope of the Semester

The Thematic Einstein Semester The Mathematics of Complex Social Systems: Past, Present, and Future aims at unlocking the potential for mathematical modeling and reasoning within the extremely large and diversified fields of study that constitute modern Social Sciences and the Humanities. It shall bring together young researchers and experienced scholars from mathematics and other disciplines to focus on complex social systems, with a two-fold focus on agent-based models (ABMs) and data-driven methods. The TES will consist of specific events, continuous activities over the semester, and research visits.

Workshop III: Stochastic modeling of complex social systems (7-8 June 2022)

This workshop will provide an overview of stochastic modeling approaches for understanding complex social systems, such as agent-based modeling (ABM), network modeling and hybrid modeling approaches for multi-scale systems. Of particular interest will be new simulation techniques, numerical analysis, computational methods and model reduction approaches. Potential focal areas are model derivation and inference for complex social systems, analysis and control of spreading processes, concepts and measurement of transition dynamics and tipping behaviour, as well as simulation and model reduction of multi-scale social dynamics. This workshop will be held in combination with the summer school. Further information can be found here.