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Wanted: SFI's next president

Since its founding in 1984, the Santa Fe Institute has reinvented the practice of science by creating a unique research environment that rejects disciplinary boundaries.
Here, leading theoretical scientists from many fields collaborate in search of fundamental principles that govern physical, biological, social, and informational organization at all scales.
The Institute now seeks an uncommon leader to guide this world-renowned nonprofit research and education center. Dr. Jeremy Sabloff will retire in August 2015 after serving two 3-year terms leading the Institute.


http://www.santafe.edu/news/item/president-search-announce/

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Infrastructure Complexity journal

Infrastructure Complexity aims to understand, shape and design complex systems and services that emerge from a collection of interacting physical objects and social actors in an urban environment. It aims to propel sustainable urban systems, through urban metabolism, and is rooted in the fundamental understanding of urban (infrastructure) systems and services.


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Academics Against Mass Surveillance

The signatories of this declaration call upon nation states to take action. Intelligence agencies must be subjected to transparency and accountability. People must be free from blanket mass surveillance conducted by intelligence agencies from their own or foreign countries. States must effectively protect everyone's fundamental rights and freedoms, and particularly everyone's privacy.


If you are an academic and you would like to sign the declaration, please email info (at) academicsagainstsurveillance.net
with your name, academic function and university in the subject line.

http://www.academicsagainstsurveillance.net

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How to write a scientific paper

Here is a suggestion of the components and sections that commonly go into a scientific paper. Note that none of the sections in between Introduction and References is strictly necessary: here you should adapt the scheme to your own subject and approach, and choose different headings for your sections. For example, theoretical papers will normally not have a "methodology"  or "results" section, but are likely to have a more extensive review of the literature, and development of the arguments.  

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Indiana University: Asst/ Assoc/ Full Professor - Data Science

Data science applications are invited from candidates in all areas including data analytics and information extraction; data life cycle; data management, semantics, and infrastructure; data policy and security; data science foundations; and Big Data, including candidates with a record of achievement in industrial research.

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Interdependent Networks: Structure, Dynamics and Evolution, CASM special issue

Not only are our interactions limited and thus best described not by well-mixed models but rather by models entailing networks, it is also a fact that these networks are often interconnected and indeed very much interdependent. From the World economy to Google Circles, it is clear that processes taking place in one network might affect what is happening in many other networks. Within an interdependent system, each type of interaction has certain relevance or meaning, so that treating all the links identically inevitably leads to information loss. Interdependent or multiplex networks are therefore a much better description of such systems, and this Special Issue is devoted to their structure, dynamics and evolution, as well as to the study of emergent properties in multi-layered systems in general. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the spread of epidemics and information, synchronization, diffusion, random walks, collective behavior and evolutionary games on interdependent networks.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2014

 

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Faculty Position in Complex Systems, University of Vermont

Faculty Position in Complex Systems
College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
The University of Vermont

http://www.cems.uvm.edu/facsearch/igert.php

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The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2013

There is no way to predict the price of stocks and bonds over the next few days or weeks. But it is quite possible to foresee the broad course of these prices over longer periods, such as the next three to five years. These findings, which might seem both surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year’s Laureates, Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller.

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider"

 

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass. In 1964, they proposed the theory independently of each other (Englert together with his now deceased colleague Robert Brout). In 2012, their ideas were confirmed by the discovery of a so called Higgs particle at the CERN laboratory outside Geneva in Switzerland..

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The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The 2013 Nobel Prize honours three scientists who have solved the mystery of how the cell organizes its transport system. Each cell is a factory that produces and exports molecules. For instance, insulin is manufactured and released into the blood and signaling molecules called neurotransmitters are sent from one nerve cell to another. These molecules are transported around the cell in small packages called vesicles. The three Nobel Laureates have discovered the molecular principles that govern how this cargo is delivered to the right place at the right time in the cell.
Randy Schekman discovered a set of genes that were required for vesicle traffic. James Rothman  unravelled protein machinery that allows vesicles to fuse with their targets to permit transfer of cargo. Thomas Südhof revealed how signals instruct vesicles to release their cargo with precision.
Through their discoveries, Rothman, Schekman and Südhof have revealed the exquisitely precise control system for the transport and delivery of cellular cargo. Disturbances in this system have deleterious effects and contribute to conditions such as neurological diseases, diabetes, and immunological disorders.

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Systems Thinking in Practice @Open University

Systems Thinking in Practice is an exciting and emerging management discipline, providing tools to think strategically and challenge your approach to complex situations. The OU has over 40 years' experience, leadership and international recognition in the field of Systems Thinking. As an early pioneer of the subject, our qualifications have broken new ground in how to teach systems ideas, and have been studied by more than 30,000 people.

 

http://www.open.ac.uk/choose/ou/systemsthinking

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Infographic: The Incredible Growth of Web Usage [1984-2013]

Infographic: The Incredible Growth of Web Usage [1984-2013] | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it

In the three decades since the Internet evolved from an experimental band of academic and government computer systems into a globe-spanning network of interconnected systems, the amount of time spent online has grown to rival (or even exceed) the time spent living offline. Personal computers, tablets and smartphones have made the connected life a reality, and the number of folks pursuing it has exploded.

 

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Yes, I too can remember when there wasn't an Internet. Is there an application that's not yet been produced. What next will we all wonder how we did without ?

Al Marqz's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:14 PM

La humanidad en bloque ha optado por la gran Red y de ésta, por las redes sociales... ¡Larga vida a la web!

Pallab Kakoti's curator insight, April 16, 2014 7:44 AM

The rise & rise of web usage is one of the most unifying & reformative development to have impacted on a global scale. An insightful info-graphic that offers a unique purview from the inception days of internet to the latest trend of app usage estimating an annual revenue of $24 billion.

 

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PyCX 0.3 Now Available

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The PyCX Project aims to develop an online repository of simple, crude, yet easy-to-understand Python sample codes for dynamic complex systems simulations, including iterative maps, cellular automata, dynamical networks and agent-based models.

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Complexity Studies in Economics, a new course on the éToile Platform

Complexity Studies in Economics, a new course on the éToile Platform | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it
This course is anchored on the seven main sections associated with the key Economics areas where the complex systems studies approach to economy has been known to have important influence. These sections are: Section I: A Philosophical and Methodological approach to Economy using Complexity Sciences; Section II: The structure of interaction; Section III: Macroeconomics and Growth; Section IV: Financial Markets; Section V: International and Monetary Economy Dynamics; Section VI: Regional Economic Systems; Section VII: Evolutionary Economic Dynamics. Other than discussing the literature, the students will be invited to model, implement and discuss some of the underlying mentioned models using social simulation programming libraries.
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Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education

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Complicity is an open access (free to all readers), peer-reviewed journal that publishes original articles on all aspects of education that are informed by the idea of complexity (in its technical, applied, philosophical, theoretical, or narrative manifestations). The journal strives to serve as a forum for both theoretical and practical contributions and to facilitate the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view related to complexity in education.


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2014 Proposal Workspace - MIT Climate CoLab

In this workspace, you can submit your proposal on what you think should be done to address global climate change. Try out new ideas, connect with other members, recruit collaborators, share your work, engage support, and invite a global community to review and help develop your proposal.
This is just to get you started. When we release the 2014 round of Climate CoLab contests, you will be able to move your proposals from here to any relevant contest. 
All submissions are welcome: technologies, policies, products, public outreach campaigns, educational programs, economic models, community projects; new ideas or improvements on something that already exists; addressing climate change mitigation, adaptation, or geoengineering; local, regional, national, or global in scope.

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SFI MOOC: Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos

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This course will begin on January 6, 2014.  If you are enrolled, you will receive email notification that the course has started. 
In this course you'll gain an introduction to the modern study of dynamical systems, the interdisciplinary field of applied mathematics that studies systems that change over time. 
Topics to be covered include: phase space, bifurcations, chaos, the butterfly effect, strange attractors, and pattern formation.

 

Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos (Winter, 2014)
Instructor: David Feldman

http://www.complexityexplorer.org/online-courses/4

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University of Sydney - PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMPLEX CIVIL SYSTEMS

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Complex Systems at Northwestern (Engineering & Applied Math)

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University (http://www.esam.northwestern.edu) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin in September 2014. Requirements include a Ph.D. and demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics. We are seeking candidates who can enhance the breadth of research activities of the department. An area of particular interest is complexity in natural, human and engineered systems. Duties involve teaching and research. Rank and salary are negotiable.

 

http://www.esam.northwestern.edu/job-openings/index.html

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biological Physics/Complex Systems

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a faculty position in all areas of theoretical and experimental biological physics and complex systems. More information available here: http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/
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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was awarded jointly to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems".

 

Chemists used to create models of molecules using plastic balls and sticks. Today, the modelling is carried out in computers. In the 1970s, Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel laid the foundation for the powerful programs that are used to understand and predict chemical processes. Computer models mirroring real life have become crucial for most advances made in chemistry today.

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Tenure Track Research Professor Position in Computer Science at UNAM

The Computer Science Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) has a open call for research professors.

 

http://complexes.blogspot.mx/2013/10/tenure-track-research-professor.html

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Introduction to Complexity Complexity, SFI's MOOC

Introduction to Complexity Complexity, SFI's MOOC | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it

Enrollment for Introduction to Complexity will be available on September 30, 2013, at which time the course will begin and the course materials will be available. You may enroll at any time during the course (September 30 - December 13, 2013). 

 

http://www.complexityexplorer.org

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Human Computation: An Interdisciplinary Journal

The journal Human Computation provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the electronic publication and print archiving of high-quality scholarly articles in all areas of human computation. There are no author fees and all published papers are freely available online.

 

http://hcjournal.org

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