Complexity Primer - Agenda

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Thursday, May 8 - Complexity Primer, The Law Society - Common Room
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome: Geoffrey West, SFI Distinguished Professor and President
9:45 a.m. "Simplicity and Complexity," Murray Gell-Mann, SFI Distinguished Fellow and Nobel Laureate
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. "Are There Recipes How to Handle Complexity? Biological Evolution Creates Complex Entities and Knows How to Master Them," Peter Schuster, SFI External Professor and University of Vienna
12:00 p.m. "Complexity in Quantum Systems," Karoline Wiesner, Bristol Centre for Complexity Science
12:45 p.m. Lunch
13:45 / 1:45 p.m. "A New Economics for a New Century ," Eric Beinhocker, McKinsey Global Institute
14:45 / 2:45 p.m. "Physics and Complexity," David Sherrington, SFI External Professor and University of Oxford
15:30 / 3:30 p.m. "Can Newton attack Complex Systems? Do Complex Systems Challenge Newton?," Stefan Thurner, SFI External Professor and Medical University of Vienna
16:15 / 4:15 p.m. Break
16:30 / 4:30 p.m. "The Nonlinear Dynamics of Network Vulnerability," Lord Robert May, SFI Science Board and University of Oxford
17:30 / 5:30 p.m. Adjourn
18:00 / 6:00 p.m. Reception in the Reading Room