Complex systems is a rather new discipline it started 70 years ago, but it only started to be a discipline per se in the 60’s. Today we share with you a technical rading list on complex systems, is not at all exhaustive we will post more reading lists on specific topics of complexity in the future.
This is more of a background reading list:
Waddington, C.H. 1942. Canalization of Development and the Inheritance of Acquired Characters. Nature 150:563-565.
Rosenblueth, A., and N. Wiener. 1945. The Role of Models in Science. Philosophy of Science 12 (4):316-321.
Shannon, C.E. 1948. A Mathematical Theory of Communication. Bell System Technical Journal 27:379-423 623-656.
Turing, A.M. 1950. Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Mind, New Series, 59 (236):433-460.
Turing, A.M. 1952. The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 237 (641):37-72.
Minksy, M. 1961. Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers 49 (1):8-30.
Landauer, R. 1961. Irreversibility and Heat Generation in the Computing Process. IBM Journal of Research and Development 5:183-191.
Arrow, K.J. 1962. The Economic Implications of Learning by Doing. Review of Economic Studies 80:155-173.
Kolmogorov, A.N. 1965. Three Approaches to the Quantitative Definition of Information. Problems of Information and Transmission 1 (1):1-7.
Raup, D.M. 1966. Geometric Analysis of Shell Coiling; General Problems. Journal of Paleontology 40 (5):1178-1190.
Neumann, J. V. 1966. Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. In Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata, edited by A. W. Burks. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Original edition, Fourth University of Illinois lecture.
Chaitin, G.J. 1966. On the Length of Programs for Computing Finite Binary Sequences. Journal of the ACM 13:547-569.
Conant, Roger C. and W. Ross Ashby. 1970. Every Good Regulator of a System Must be a Model of That System. International Journal of Systems Science 1 (2):89-97.
Anderson, P.W. 1972. More Is Different. Science, New Series 177 (4047):393-396.
Simon, H. 1973. The Organization of Complex Systems. In Hierarchy Theory, edited by H. H. Pattee. New York: George Braziller.
Bennett, C.H. 1973. Logical Reversibility of Computation. IBM Journal of Research and Development 17 (6):525-532.
Smith, J.M. 1974. The theory of games and the evolution of animal conflicts. Journal of Theoretical Biology 47 (1):209-21.
May, R.M. 1976. Simple Mathematical Models with Very Complicated Dynamics. Nature 261 (5560):459-67.
Holland, J.H., and J.S. Reitman. 1977. Cognitive Systems Based on Adaptive Algorithms. SIGART Newsletter (63):49.
Gould, S.J., and N. Eldredge. 1977. Punctuated Equilibria: the Tempo and Mode of Evolution Reconsidered. Paleobiology 3 (2):115-151.
Hopfield, J.J. 1982. Neural Networks and Physical Systems with Emergent Collective Computational Abilities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 79:2554-2558.
Wolfram, S. 1984. Universality and Complexity in Cellular Automata. Physica D 10:1-35.
Langton, C.G. 1986. Studying Artificial Life with Cellular Automata. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 22 (1-3):120-149.
Derrida, B., E. Gardner, and A. Zippelius. 1987. An exactly solvable asymmetric neural network model. Europhysics Letters 4 (2):167-173.
Gell-Mann, Murray and Seth Lloyd 2003. Effective Complexity. Santa Fe Institute Working Paper #03-12-069.
Books: The closer to a textbook on complex systems
Dynamics of Complex Systems by Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam
Complex Systems Dynamics by Prof. Gérard Weisbuch