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  • Keynote speakers


    Madan Babu

    Madan Babu

    University of Cambridge

    Madan Babu is currently a Senior Investigator at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK and and a Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. His group aims to understand how regulation is achieved at multiple levels of complexity in cellular systems and how this influences evolution of organisms and their genome.

    Link: www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/.../m-m-babu


    Robert Devaney

    Robert Devaney

    Boston University

    Robert L. Devaney is Professor of Mathematics at Boston University. His main area of research is dynamical systems, primarily complex analytic dynamics. Since 1989 he has been director of the National Science Foundation's Dynamical Systems and Technology Project. The goal of this project is to show students and teachers how ideas from modern mathematics together with modern technology can be used effectively in the high school and college curriculum.

    Link: math.bu.edu/people/bob


    Murray Gell-Mann

    Murray Gell-Mann

    Santa Fe Institute

    Murray Gell-Mann is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. In 1984 Gell-Mann co-founded the Santa Fe Institute, in the 1990s his interest turned to the theory of complex adaptive systems, which brings together topics such as historical linguistics, archeology, natural history, and other subjects connected with biological and cultural evolution and with learning.

    Link: www.santafe.edu/~mgm



    Ricardo Hausmann

    Ricardo Hausmann

    Harvard University

    Ricardo Hausmann is Director of the Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard University. Previously, he served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank, as Minister of Planning of Venezuela and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance.

    Link: www.ricardohausmann.com


    Yoh Iwasa

    Yoh Iwasa

    Kyushu University

    Yoh Iwasa is professor of Theoretical Biology at the Department of Biology, Kyushu University, and director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Kyushu University. Examples of his study areas include: pattern formation in cone mosaic of fish retina, leaf vein formation, circadian rhythm, somatic evolution of cancer, genomic imprinting, mate preference evolution, forest dynamics.

    Link: bio-math10.biology.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~iwasa


    Peter Schuster

    Peter Schuster

    University of Vienna

    Peter Schuster is a theoretical chemist, known for his work on evolution of molecules and structure based RNA bioinformatics. He has contributed to the understanding of origin of life models. He is professor emeritus at Vienna University, was founding director of the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Jena and served previously as the President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is external faculty professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

    Link: www.tbi.univie.ac.at/~pks


    Giulio Superti-Furga

    Giulio Superti-Furga

    Austrian Academy of Sciences

    Giulio Superti-Furga is a molecular and systems biologist based in Vienna, Austria. He is the Scientific Director of CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His work has directly contributed to a systems-level understanding of pathogen infections in host cells and of the mechanism of action of specific drugs. He is an advocate for the adoption of systems biology approaches for medicine.

    Link: www.cemm.oeaw.ac.at/index.php?id=29


    Eörs Szathmáry

    Eörs Szathmáry

    Collegium Budapest

    Eörs Szathmáry is a Hungarian theoretical evolutionary biologist at Collegium Budapest and at the Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He is the co-author with John Maynard Smith of The Major Transitions in Evolution, a seminal work which continues to contribute to ongoing issues in evolutionary biology.

    Link: www.colbud.hu/fellows/szathmary.shtml


    Corina Tarnita

    Corina Tarnita

    Harvard University

    Corina Tarnita is a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. She is part of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, directed by Martin Nowak. Her research interests include evolutionary dynamics (in particular, evolutionary game theory).

    Link: math.harvard.edu/~corina



    Constantino Tsallis

    Constantino Tsallis

    Brazilian Center for Physics Research

    Constantino Tsallis is a physicist in the area of statistical mechanics, head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Rio de Janeiro, and also head of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems of Brazil. He has worked in a variety of theoretical subjects; since two decades, he is focusing on the entropy and the foundations of statistical mechanics.

    Link: www.santafe.edu/about/people/...Tsallis


    Geoffrey West

    Geoffrey West

    Santa Fe Institute

    Geoffrey West is Distinguished Professor and former President of the Santa Fe Institute. His interests are in fundamental questions in physics and biology, from elementary particles to the origins and principles underlying universal scaling laws in biology, including metabolism, growth, aging, cancer, and ecosystems. Recent work focused on a theory of cities, companies and global sustainability. He was selected for Time's list of "100 Most Influential People in the World" (2007).

    Link: www.santafe.edu/about/people/...West

  • Invited speakers

    Besides the keynote speakers above, the conference and its satellites will feature invited talks including the following experts.

    Petra Ahrweiler Tomaso Aste Albert-László Barabási Allain Barrat
    Jean-Philippe Bouchaud Damiano Brigo Ed Bullmore Guido Caldarelli
    Frank Cunningham Michel Dacorogna Peter Davis Tiziana Di Matteo
    Moez Draief Bruce Edmonds Mauro Gallegati Bei Gao
    Nigel Gilbert Bielenia Grajewska Giulia Iori Ozde Kalkan
    János Kertész Alan Kirman Manuela Korber Vito Latora
    Renaud Lambiotte Fabrizio Lillo Pablo Lucas Rosario N. Mantegna
    Cecilia Mascolo Luca Minghini Gianluca Misuraca Sylvie Occelli
    Manfred Paier Diane Payne Dino Pedreschi Luciano Pietronero
    Jeremy Pitt Andreas Pyka Giovanni Rabino Peter Richmond
    Miguel Romance Martin Rosvall Jose Javier Alba Sanchez Jari Saramäki
    Michel Schilperoord Benjamin Schrempf Ferdinando Semboloni William Shaw
    Dave Snowden Eugene H. Stanley John Sutcliffe-Braithwaite Stefan Thurner
    Andromachi Tseloni Alessandro Vespignani Christopher Watts Yi-Cheng Zhang*

    * to be confirmed