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Dynamical Systems: Examples of Complex Behaviour, by J├╝rgen Jost

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

This book presents a survey of the field of dynamical systems and its significance for research in complex systems and other fields, based on a careful analysis of specific important examples It also explains the fundamental underlying mathematical concepts, with a particular focus on invariants of dynamical systems, including a systematic treatment of Morse-Conley theory Entropy and related concepts in the topological, metric, measure theoretic and smooth settings and some connections with...

Complexity of Complexity

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

Online talks by Peter Allen, Bruce Edmonds and Jean Boulton given at University of BathSee it on Scoop.it, via Talks

Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence | Video on TED.com

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer.See it on Scoop.it, via Talks

Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can -- and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments -- and their neighbors.See it on Scoop.it, via Talks

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

TED Talks We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.See it on Scoop.it, via Talks

Our Place in the Cosmos

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

Google Tech Talk (more info below) December 1, 2011 Presented by Raja (Puragra) GuhaThakurta. ABSTRACT The lecture "Our Place in the Cosmos" explains how we (and, for that matter, all complex life forms) are connected to the Universe around us. This connection relies on the fact that our Milky Way and other galaxies like it play host to cosmic recycling processes that involve the formation of stars and their planetary systems inside nebulae (dense gas/dust clouds), nuclear fusion reactions that...

Recommended Reading on Complex Systems

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

Recommended Reading on Complex Systems  http://t.co/ErMBkGwK...See it on Scoop.it, via CxBooks

ASSYST - Action for the Science of complex SYstems and Socially intelligent icT

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

One of the main goals of the ASSYST Coordination Action is to promote Complex Systems for Socially Intelligent ICT (COSI-ICT) and, more generally, Complex Systems (CS) Science in Europe and Worldwide. We do this by communicating widely with scientists, policy makers, and business people, and by showcasing success stories of CS applications.See it on Scoop.it, via CxAnnouncements

Postdoctoral and Student Researchers | NECSI

May 5, 2012 Comments (0)

NECSI welcomes applications for postdoctoral and student positions for research projects on unified approaches relevant to describing and analyzing complex systems.See it on Scoop.it, via CxAnnouncements

Amazon.com: Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe (9780375422775): George Dyson: Books

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“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, who built one of the first computers to realize Alan Turing’s vision of a Universal Machine. Their work would break the distinction between numbers that mean...