The'Complexity Complex' was established in 2005 with the goal of catalysing cross-disciplinary research in Complexity Science.
It built on an ESRC-supported seminar series on 'Socio-economic dynamics', and two EC network projects co-ordinated from Warwick ('Unifying networks in science and society' and 'Complex financial markets') and the work of a number of research groups such as: The Centre for Fusion, Space & Astrophysics; Information Systems Research Unit; Centre for Primary Health Care Studies; and Systems Biology.
In 2006, Warwick secured RCUK support for six new faculty positions in Complexity Science, associated with the departments of: Mathematics; Physics; Computer Science; Engineering (including WMG); and Medicine and Psychology.
Slightly afterwards we were awarded EPSRC funding for an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Complexity Science . This added three permanent academic staff (funded by EPSRC for an initial 5 years), affiliated with Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, and focusses on training a large cohort of PhD students dedicated to Complexity Science, with an annual intake of 7-12 new students, including up to 10 per annum funded by EPSRC.
The first intake of students was in September 2007. In November 2007 we combined the DTC and the three RCUK fellows affiliated ith Maths, Physics and Computer Science to create the Centre for Complexity Science. In June 2008 we moved into a new, purpose-built extension in the Zeeman ( Mathematics and Statistics) Building.
September 2010 saw the arrival of the first students on an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course on Complex Systems Science, that Warwick coordinates, joint with Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and Chalmers and Goteborg universities in Sweden.
The Centre and DTC are housed in a dedicated extension to the Mathematics and Statistics building, into which we moved in 2008, connected to Computer Science, with Physics, Engineering and other relevant departments nearby.
About the Centre for Complexity Science in the Warwick Postgraduate Prospectus