Category: Announcements

Proceedings A Special Feature: A Generation of Network Science. Call for papers

On the eve of 20th century, three papers launched the modern Network Science by bringing it to the attention of a wider community of physicists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians. The papers – by Watts and Strogatz [1], Barabasi and Albert [2], and Google founders Brin and Page [3] – introduced “small world networks”, “preferential attachment,” and “PageRank” into the vernacular of network scientists. They showed that simple models could reproduce much of the complexity observed in network structure and that the structure of networks was linked to their function. As we mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of these seminal works, it is time to reflect on the state of Network Science and where the field is headed. What have we learned about networks over the past two decades? How does network structure affect its function? How do we represent networks, predict and control their behavior? How do networks grow and change? What are the limits of our understanding, and finally, what are the important open problems in network science?

Source: royalsocietypublishing.org

Murray Gell-Mann passes away at 89

Though he was best known for his contributions to particle physics, for which he won the 1969 Nobel prize in physics, Gell-Mann wanted to understand the “chain of relationships” that connected the universal laws of physics to complex systems like economies and human cultures. These two extremes of interest he described in his 1994 book, The Quark and the Jaguar, as “two aspects of nature…on the one hand, the underlying physical laws of matter and the universe, and on the other, the rich fabric of the world that we perceive directly and of which we are a part.”

Source: www.santafe.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad (C3), UNAM

The C3-UNAM announces that each year there will be 2 periods, April-May and December-January, that applications will be received for 2 postdoctoral grants from the UNAM to realize research at the C3-UNAM, starting in September and March, respectively (4 postdoc grants yearly). The purpose of the grants is to realize research in complexity science in one of the following areas: computational intelligence and mathematical modeling, complexity and health, neurosciences, ecological complexity and environment (postdoctoral grants for research in humanistic sciences such as social complexity, and arts, science and complexity will be announced separately), please find the academic programs that are developed at the C3-UNAM in the page:
https://www.c3.unam.mx/progacademicos.html
Technical details for the application are explained in the page:
http://dgapa.unam.mx/images/posdoc/2019_posdoc_convocatoria.pdf
The grants are for 1 year and renewable for a 2nd year in function of the results obtained.

Source: www.c3.unam.mx

The Human Generosity Project

The Human Generosity Project is the first large-scale transdisciplinary research project to investigate the interrelationship between biological and cultural influences on human generosity. We use multiple methodologies to understand the nature and evolution of human generosity including fieldwork, laboratory experiments and computational modeling.

Source: www.humangenerosity.org

NECSI Summer School

Gain new insights that reframe your thinking, specific tools to advance current projects, and perspectives to set new directions.

Dates: June 2 – 14, 2019
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

The NECSI Summer School offers two intensive week-long courses on complexity science: modeling and networks, and data analytics. You may register for any of the weeks. If desired, arrangements for credit at a home institution may be made in advance.

Lab 1: June 2 CX102: Computer Programming for Complex Systems
Week 1: June 3-7 CX201B: Concepts and Modeling
Lab 2: June 9 CX103: Setting up for Data Analytics
Week 2: June 10-14 CX202B: Networks and Data Analytics

Source: necsi-global.org