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Theory of critical transitions

Complex systems ranging from societies, and ecosystems to the climate and our brain can have tipping points where a tiny push can invoke a critical transition to a contrasting state. Although such systems differ widely, mathematics suggest that some aspects of their behavior at tipping points are universal. This may help us to find ways to manage the opportunities and risks associated to tipping points. SparcS connects scientists from a wide range of disciplines working on these issues.