For its first “Happy Hours Conference” held on the 14th of november, the ISC-PIF is proud to host Deborah Gordon (Stanford University) an Stuart Kauffman (Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle Washington).
These top-notch researchers will share their work and shed a special light on our understanding of the collective interactions and self organized behaviors that are at stake in complex systems and networks.
Deborah Gordon is professor in the department of Biology at Stanford University.
She studies ant colony collective behavior and explores analogies with other systems, such as the internet, the immune system, and the brain. She is the author of numerous articles and papers as well as the book Ants at Work for the general public. In 2001 Deborah Gordon was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her Ted Talk, “What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the internet” was viewed more than a million time.
Stuart Kauffman is an American medical doctor, theoretical biologist, and complex systems researcher who studies the origin of life on Earth.
He is best known for arguing that the complexity of biological systems and organisms might result as much from self-organization and far-from-equilibrium dynamics as from Darwinian natural selection as discussed in his book Origins of Order (1993).
In exclusivity, Stuart Kauffman is making available his “Surprising True Story of Patrick S “The First”, Rupert R., Sly S., and Gus G. Protocells in Their Very Early Years”.