Complex Systems Across Disciplines

James L. Allen Center
Kellogg School of Management
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston Campus
October 24-25

All events will be held in Tribune Auditorium, with meals served in the Main Dining Room

Friday, October 24
3:00 p.m. Registration
3:30 p.m. Welcome:
Daniel Diermeier, IBM Distinguished Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Julio M. Ottino, Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern Unviersity
3:45 p.m. Albert-László Barabási, Hofman Professor, Theoretical Physics, University of Notre Dame
The Architecture of Complexity:
From the topology of the WWW to the cell's genetic network
4:45 p.m. Coffee Break
5:00 p.m. David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Columbia Unviersity, and External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute
Recombinant Properties for Uncertain Environments
6:00 p.m. Leo P. Kadanoff, John D. MacArthur Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics, University of Chicago
The New Science of Complexity:
Making a Splash, Breaking a Neck
Saturday, October 25
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Stuart Kauffman, Bios Group LP, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Understanding Genetic Regulatory Networks
9:30 a.m. Robert Axelrod, Arthur W. Bromage Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
The Evolution of Ethnocentric Behavior
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. Panel:
     Leo P. Kadanoff
     Stuart Kauffman
     Robert Axelrod
Moderator: Julio M. Ottino
11:15 a.m. Gene Stanley, University Professor, Department of Physics, Boston University
Scale Invariance and Universality:
Organizing Principles that Trancend Disciplines
12:15 p.m. Lunch - Allen Center
1:30 p.m. George Whitesides, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University
Complexity and Dynamic Self-assembly
2:30 p.m. Panel:
     Gene Stanley
     George Whitesides
     Albert-László Barabási
Moderator: Jon Widom
3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. Scott Page, Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics, University of Michigan; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems; External Faculty in Economics, The Santa Fe Institute
The End of Equilibrium?
The Economy as a Complex Adaptive System
4:30 p.m. Brian Uzzi, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Networks and Creative Industries
5:30 p.m. Panel:
     Scott Page
     David Stark
Moderator: Brian Uzzi
6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Sunday, October 26
8:00 a.m. Breakfast / Adjournment