18 Sep

The Ecological Human

by Jennifer Dunne
Sept. 16, 2015
2015 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series – The Web of Life and the Ecological Human

Jennifer Dunne at SFI 2

Lecture 2 – See the video

Traditionally, most ecological research has studied ecosystems as separate from humans. In her second lecture, Dunne shows how humans fit into and impact ecosystems through their myriad interactions with other species. She then explores how the science of ecological networks can help meet the pressing need to understand the roles of humans in ecosystems, particularly in terms of resource use and consumption. With examples from pre-industrial hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, she will explore potential lessons for modern humans in fostering a more sustainable future.

05 May

Postdoc position on Complex Socio-economic Systems, experiments and models

A postdoctoral researcher is expected to open to start on September 1st, 2015 as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘Bridging the gap: from Individual Behaviour to the Socio-tEchnical MaN (IBSEN)’. The postdoctoral researcher will work at the Interdisciplinary Group of Complex Systems (Grupo Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos, GISC) in the Department of Mathematics of UC3M, physically located in the Engineering Campus in the town of Leganés, 15 km south of the center of Madrid.

Full details here.

07 Apr

Cooperation with the Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar (IITGN)

Association between the Master Degrees of

Cognitive Sciences – Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT-GN)

and

Complexity Sciences – Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL)

The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) signed in February 2015 an agreement of cooperation for the association of the two master degrees, regulating the exchange of students and visiting professors, and the development of joint teaching and research initiatives.

22 Feb

Workshop Mathematics in the Science of Complex Systems workshop, University of Warwick

Mathematics in the Science of Complex Systems workshop, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Thursday 9th – Friday 10th June 2011.
The discussion will be around the questions: which areas of mathematics are used in complex systems science? what is the historical context? has any new fields of mathematics been generated? have any new problems been discovered or outstanding problems solved? how can statistical research contribute to complex systems science? how does mathematics interface to computation in CS science? does complex systems science impact on the culture of mathematics? what are the implications for education and training in CS science? what are the ‘grand challenges’ for mathematics and mathematicians? are there new areas of mathematics waiting to be discovered? Funding is available to support the venue of PhD students.