Dominando a complexidade

domingo, fevereiro 28, 2010

Taming Complexity
Friday/Saturday 23/24 April 2010

Successful theories of the natural world are characterized by their elegance and simplicity. Yet much of what we see around us is messy and complex. Many theorists today believe that this complexity can be tamed, and that what will emerge are theoretical structures with the elegance that we have come to expect from studies of simpler systems. This effort involves a search for prototypical examples of complex systems—from liquid water to window glass to a pile of sand—and a blending of traditional mathematical methods with new ideas about how to exploit the great potential of modern computers to simulate these systems. Open questions range from interplay between complexity and quantum mechanics to the possibility that our models of complex systems can themselves be viewed as random mathematical objects. The theoretical exploration of complex systems continues to generate some of the most dramatic examples of how the same mathematical ideas can cut across classically distinct disciplines.

Speakers will include:

Roberto Car, Princeton University 

David Ceperley, University of Illinois 

Susan Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin 

Leticia Cugliandolo, Université Pierre et Marie Curie—Paris VI

Geoffrey E. Hinton, University of Toronto

Hernan Makse, City College of New York 

Jorge Kurchan, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles 

Frans Pretorius, Princeton University 

David Reichman, Columbia University 

James Sethna, Cornell University

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please email Funds are available to help students and postdocs stay in New York so they can participate more fully. A detailed schedule will be available shortly.


Você ouviu falar de complexidade irredutível de sistemas bióticos onde? E de informação complexa especificada? Foi na teoria do Design Inteligente, certo? Mas você ouviu falar também que a TDI é pseudociência e criacionismo disfarçado em um smokin barato, não foi mesmo? E o que este grupo de cientistas irá discutir 'cheira' às proposições teóricas do design inteligente? Cheira, não é mesmo? 

E ainda dizem que a teoria do Design Inteligente impede o avanço da ciência...