Newswise — The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of complexity in action. From transmission networks to robustness to market collapse, scientists who study complex systems are hard at work both monitoring and modeling the epidemic, and also seeking to project the socio-economic impact of the disease, and plot paths to recovery.

To share some of their insights from the world of complexity science, researchers are posting short, blog-style transmissions every Monday at

They are available to answer questions from the media relating to their posts, which will cover topics such as why systems collapse, the nature of an evolving virus and its ecology, how networks spread disease and economic instability, the mathematics of modeling outbreaks, the way decision-making modifies disease spread, and other ideas that touch on the disease.

Below are the first ten transmissions, with new posts and experts to be added each Monday.