Topic “infophysics”

Visitor stays from other institution

Sociophysics and Infophysics

Serge Galam, a pioneer of the application of concepts and models from theoretical physics to social phenomena visited the VKS and discussed possibilities to better understand the survival of innovations (in a broad sense reaching from new ideas to new technologies) under unfavorite conditions. Serge who has contributed to understanding the dynamics of societal debates such as around global warming has recently also published in the field of scientometrics. See http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.3708

10/10/2010,
Conference/workshop presentation

Design vs. Emergence: The structure of knowledge

Complex networks have been widely used to represent various types of systems. Examples range from straightforward ones such the Internet (routers and physical connections between them) to the highly abstract like protein folding networks or of social behavior (such as phone calls networks). It is obvious that representing a complex system as a simple graph is a reduction of information, showing only one aspect of the original system. In most studies only one such aspect is investigated, using a single, specific characteristic to build the network that is further investigated.

26/05/2010,
Conference/workshop organization

Second Annual Meeting - Physics of Competition and Conflicts

The COST MP0801 network seeks to promote research interdisciplinary interchanges (physics, sociology, economics, etc) centered around the concepts of agents, games, and networks. Applications of interest to members include competition between firms, mergers and acquisitions, evolutionary dynamics, cultural change and transportation networks, etc.

https://sites.google.com/site/costmp08012010annualmeeting/

Scientific advisiory committee
Peter Richmond, Ireland, (Chair)
Janusz Holyst, Poland, (Vize-Chair)
Andrea Scharnhorst, The Netherlands
Christophe Marie Deissenberg, F'rance

26/05/2010 - 28/05/2010,
Syndicate content