Simply Complex Lab is
intradisciplinary because our focus is on understanding, controlling, and, if possible, predicting the emergence and evolution of complex systems;
crossdisciplinary because we are looking at these systems from the perspective of basic and applied sciences;
multidisciplinary because we are physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, and engineers;
interdisciplinary because each team member integrates her/his knowledge in their respective fields to gain more in-depth intellectual insight of our experimental and theoretical findings;
transdisciplinary because we work with different experimental settings ranging from vacuum systems to microscopes and lasers. Using these setups, we are experimenting with a variety of materials ranging from atoms to sub-5 nm particles, colloids, liquid crystals, chemicals, microorganisms, human cells, semiconductors, ceramics, metal surfaces, and to light itself in the form of ultrashort laser pulses. Our intention following this humongous effort is to create a mathematical framework to describe the operational principles of complex systems.
Our work is generously supported by the European Research Council under ERC – Ph.D. project (grant agreement No. 853387), TÜBİTAK under 1001 basic science projects (grant agreement no. 115F110, 117F352, 118F115, 120F310, and 120F147), and Co-PI of an 1004 centers of excellence project (grant agreement no. 20AG001), TÜBİTAK – European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Cofund program (grant agreement no. 120C074), L’Oreal-UNESCO FWIS award, and UNAM-6550 program.
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