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A Dialog with Manfred Laubichler and José Lobo
By Manfred Laubichler and José Lobo
November 15, 2007

This Dynamical Discussion features a dialog between a theoretical biologist and an economist exploring networks from different perspectives, including social and genetic networks. Join this spirited exchange to share your research interests, discover new insights, and form dynamic collaborations with other complexity scientists.

José Lobo:
Urban settings matter for invention. Social networks matter for invention. But, how do urban environments and social networks matter together? Jose’s recent work uses U.S. patent data to make visible metropolitan inventive networks in an attempt to illuminate the extent to which the characteristics of social networks forged by inventors help to explain metropolitan inventive productivity.

Manfred Laubichler
Gene regulatory networks provide a mechanistic explanation for the patterns of both the individual development of organisms and evolutionary transformations. Recent research has revealed that these networks have a specific architecture that accounts for these specific patterns. The wide- ranging conservation of this network architecture raises questions about whether it reflects some fundamental principles of complex regulatory systems.

Time and location:
Thursday, November 15, 2007
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
ISTB-1, Room 401