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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

PIRSA:C05008 - Complexity and Networks - 2005PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

This spring 2005 seminar series presents some of the concepts and models that have been developed in recent years to explain the emergence of complexity or to parameterize, measure or describe complex systems. This includes the theory of self-organized criticality, information or algorithmic measures of complexity, using networks to capture relevant interactions in physical, biological and technological systems, and attempts to describe turbulence, as well as aspects of biological and social behaviour within this framework. Talks are aimed at an advanced undergraduate audience.

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Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C05008



Self-organized criticality
Speaker(s): Maya Paczuski
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Date: 19/05/2005 - 2:15 pm

Can one measure complexity?
Speaker(s): Peter Grassberger
Abstract: Imagine doing mechanics without a precise notion of time, or thermodynamics without a definition of temperature. There is a huge recent upspring of "complex systems" research, with research institutes, journals and conferences devoted to it. Yet, there is no commonly agreed notion of what actually i... read more
Date: 26/05/2005 - 2:20 pm

How famous is a scientist? Theory, society, ergodicity and communications in topologies
Speaker(s): Erik Bollt
Abstract: In the first part of the talk, we will discuss our recent paper, "How Famous is a Scientist? Famous to Those Who Know Us". Our findings show that fame and merit in science are linearly related, and that the probability distribution for a certain level of fame falls off exponentially. This is in shar... read more
Date: 02/06/2005 - 2:15 pm
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