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'''Organizers:''' [http://www.santafe.edu/~girvan/ Michelle Girvan] (University of Maryland) and [http://www.santafe.edu/~aaronc/ Aaron Clauset] (Santa Fe Institute)
 
'''Organizers:''' [http://www.santafe.edu/~girvan/ Michelle Girvan] (University of Maryland) and [http://www.santafe.edu/~aaronc/ Aaron Clauset] (Santa Fe Institute)
  
===Saturday, January 11, 2008===
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9:50 - 10:30 '''Petter Holme''' ([http://www.csc.kth.se/~pholme/ homepage])
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11:00 - 11:40 '''Petter Holme''' ([http://www.csc.kth.se/~pholme/ homepage])
  
 
''Simple models of teens, diplomats, religious cults and more''
 
''Simple models of teens, diplomats, religious cults and more''
  
 
Simple models of social phenomena can be used as tools for building hypotheses about the transition from micro- to macro-phenomena.  I will discuss a few such models of phenomena such as: youth subcultures, new religions, diplomatic networking, and friendship dynamics; and the general ideas behind this class of models.
 
Simple models of social phenomena can be used as tools for building hypotheses about the transition from micro- to macro-phenomena.  I will discuss a few such models of phenomena such as: youth subcultures, new religions, diplomatic networking, and friendship dynamics; and the general ideas behind this class of models.

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Is There a Physics of Society? January 10-12, 2008, Santa Fe NM

Organizers: Michelle Girvan (University of Maryland) and Aaron Clauset (Santa Fe Institute)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

11:00 - 11:40 Petter Holme (homepage)

Simple models of teens, diplomats, religious cults and more

Simple models of social phenomena can be used as tools for building hypotheses about the transition from micro- to macro-phenomena. I will discuss a few such models of phenomena such as: youth subcultures, new religions, diplomatic networking, and friendship dynamics; and the general ideas behind this class of models.