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Reaching out to complexity

Although many chemists are no strangers to complicated molecular structures, they are less familiar with complex systems and emergent phenomena. Bruce C. Gibb suggests that teamwork is the best way forward for tackling these subjects, and considers how university departments are changing to promote collaboration.

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Figure 1: Revealing complexity.



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Gibb, B. Reaching out to complexity. Nature Chem 1, 252–253 (2009).

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