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Self-Organized Complexity in the Physical, Biological, and Social Sciences

Organized by Donald L. Turcotte, John Rundle and Hans Frauenfelder

March 22-24, 2001
Irvine, CA

Day 1:

Title TBA
James Bassingthwaighte, University of Washington

Fractal Scaling in Health and its Breakdown with Aging and Disease
Ary Goldberger, Harvard University

Origin of Universal Scaling in Biology
Geoffrey West, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Title TBA
Joel Cohen, The Rockefeller University

Protein Quakes Revisited
Hans Frauenfelder, Los Alamos National Laboratory

On the Role of Collective Dynamical Variables in Neurobiological Computation
John J. Hopfield, Princeton University

Quantifying Fluctuations in Economic Systems by Adapting Methods of Statistical Physics
Gene Stanley, Boston University

Predictability of Catastrophic Events: From Rupture to Crashes
Didier Sornette, University of California, Los Angeles

Title TBA
Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute

Complexity and Robustness
Jean Carlson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Scaling Phenomena in the Internet: When Criticality is not Critical
Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs

Exploring Complex Networks
Steve Strogatz, Cornell University

Theories and Experiments in Social Networks
Mark Newman, Santa Fe Institute

Day 2:

Geochemical Distribution in the Earth from Rocks to Ore Deposits
Claude Allègre, IPGP, Paris

Forest Fires, Measles, and the Structure of the Universe
Per Bak, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Turbulence in Nature and in the Laboratory
Zellman Warhaft, Cornell University

Solitons, Fronts, and Vortices: Emergent Coherent Structures in Nonlinear Systems
David Campbell, Boston University

Lifting the Excuse of Chaos: Predictability, Uncertainty and Error
Lenny Smith, University of Oxford

Bifurcations and pattern formation in the atmospheres and oceans
Michael Ghil, University of California, Los Angeles

Understanding Old Faithful as a Complex System
Susan Kieffer, S. W. Kieffer Science Consulting, Inc.

Physics of Earthquakes
John Rundle, University of Colorado at Boulder

Why is Earthquake Prediction so Difficult?
Charlie Sammis, University of Southern California

Title TBA
Sidney Nagel, University of Chicago

Human Organizations as Fractally Scaled Structures
Kenneth Slocum, SENCORP

Signature of Self-organization in Climatology and Geomorphology
John D. Pelletier, University of Arizona

Self-organized Complexity in the Marine Sciences
Sarah F. Tebbens, University of South Florida

Self-organization of Natural Hazards
Donald L. Turcotte, Cornell University

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