Andrei Kolmogorov

Edward Lorenz

Alan Turing

ENIAC and Complex Systems Tools

Balthazar Van der Pol


Benoit Mandelbrot

Georg Cantor


George Birkhoff

Catastrophe Theory

Infinite Sets

Cellular Automata

Jules Henri Poincare


Kurt Godel

Chaotic Attractor

Michele Henon

Claude Shannon


Communication Theory

Qualitative Dynamics


Rene Thom

Complex Systems

Sante Fe Institute


State Space

If you'd like to know more about the original ideas

and spirit behind the exhibition take a look at

Turbulent Landscapes---A Dialogue.

This article appeared in

Complexity 2:2 (December 1996) 3-7.

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