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Leo P. Kadanoff Leo P. Kadanoff
John D. MacArthur Distinguished Srvc. Professor of Physics and Mathematics
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The New Science of Complexity:

Making a Splash, Breaking a Neck

Complexity is discussed by using examples from the dynamics of fluid flow. I discuss such topics as order and chaos, prediction and the unexpected, and the possible laws of a science of complexity. I conclude that there is no science of complexity, no new laws, but that complex physical systems illustrate many important and familiar ideas.