JOHN VON NEUMANN PUBLIC LECTURES IN COMPLEXITY & COMPUTATION
PRESENTED BY THE CENTER FOR COMPLEXITY & COLLECTIVE COMPUTATION


The lecture series is run by Jessica Flack, one of C4's two directors. Lectures are at 7PM on the second or third Wednesday of the month, September through April. They are held in the DeLuca Forum in the Town Center (ground floor) of the Discovery Building.

For directions, take a look at this map. Please contact Tim Taylor, the C4 Program Coordinator, for logistics information (ttaylor4@wisc.edu). Everyone is welcome-high school students, faculty, undergrads, folks from town, kids!!

Generous support for the series has been provided by John Wiley, former Chancellor of UW Madison, and the John Templeton Foundation. We are seeking support for the 2014-2015 and the 2015-2016 series.

Scroll down for calendar and click on title links for talk description and speaker bio.

Public lecture video is archived here on VIMEO.


UPCOMING FALL 2014-2015 LECTURES

Lectures resume September 2015. Please check this summer back for more information! Thank you for attending!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Meet Your Microbial Zoo: Challenges and opportunities in studying the human microbiome.
Elhanan Borenstein
University of Washington
& Santa Fe Institute
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Title: TBA
Dave Ackley
University of New Mexico
& Santa Fe Institute
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Title: TBA
Raissa D'Souza
Professor
Department of Computer Science & Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, UC Davis
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Title: TBA
John Krakauer
Title: TBA
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience & Director, Center for Motor Learning and Repair, Johns Hopkins
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

2012-2014 LECTURES

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Ecology of Society: From Microbes to Public Goods
Simon Levin
George M. Moffett Professor of Biology
Department of Ecology & Evolution
Princeton University

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Choosing the Next Experiment: Collective Cognition & The Selection of Scientific Ideas
James Evans
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building


Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Demonology---The Mysterious Role of Intelligence in Physics and Biology
Jim Crutchfield
Director, Complexity Sciences Center
Physics Department
University of California, Davis

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Science of Pandemics
Lauren Ancel Meyers
Director, Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Texas, Austin
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Life and Death of a Drop [of liquid]
Sidney Nagel
Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Physics
James Franck Institute,
Enrico Fermi Institute, & The College
University of Chicago

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Transforming Healthcare Through Physics
Luis Amaral
Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
Northwestern University
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Toy Models: Would you like to come see some toys?
Tadashi Tokieda

Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Fellow Librarian in charge of the Renaissance Library
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Experiments in Social Computation
Michael Kearns

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Founding Director, Warren Center for Networked and Data Science
University of Pennsylvania
7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building


2012-2013 LECTURES

Monday, October 1, 2012
Energy & Information in 21st Century Biology
Dr. Geoffrey West (SFI), Dr. David Krakauer (WID, C4), Dr. Jessica Flack (WID, C4), and Steve Paulson (WPR)

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Programming the Internet
Graham Spencer
Google Ventures

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior
Iain Couzin
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University
Collective Animal Behavior Group

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Turing Test for Free Will
Seth Lloyd
Mechanical Engineering
MIT

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
There is No Such Thing as Public Opinion: The Mathematics of Elections, Consensus and Slime Molds
Dr. Jordan Ellenberg
Discovery Fellow, WID
Mathematics Department
University of Wisconsin, Madison

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Consciousness Irreducible
Dr. Giulio Tononi
Center for Sleep & Consciousness
Psychiatry Department
University of Wisconsin, Madison

7PM DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Origin of Life
Dr. Paul Davies
Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
Arizona State University
7PM DeLuca Forum in Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard Street)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Mathematics of Style
Dan Rockmore
Dartmouth University
CANCELLED

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