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GTiLabs = Georg Trappe's independent Laboratories are a center of research in the field of complex systems.The main objective of our research is to enhance our understanding of complex systems and their properties as they appear in nature, technology and society. Nonlinear dynamics are all around us and are determining our daily life in a considerable way. However, we think that the behaviour of nonlinear dynamic systems is barely understood. GTiLabs is aiming to provide multidisciplinary approaches, either empirical or theoretical, to the study of nonlinear dynamic systems. The latter are seen as systems comprised of multiple interacting components, or agents. Nonlinear feedback processes, stochastic influences, specific conditions for the supply of energy, matter, or information may lead to the emergence of new system qualities on the macroscopic scale that cannot be reduced to the dynamics of the agents. Quantitative approaches to the dynamics of complex systems have to consider a broad range of concepts, from analytical tools, statistical methods and computer simulations to distributed problem solving, learning and adaptation. This is an interdisciplinary enterprise. We believe that an enhanced understanding of nonlinear dynamic systems will lead to an increased harmony between humans and the complex world we are living in. By the way, we are mad about corporate disinformation, injustices in the global economy, and any industry that pollutes or is stealing away our physical or mental commons.