Growth, Innovation, and The Pace Of Life: Can The Megacities Of The 21St Century Be Sustainable?
Presented by Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
La Kretz Hall 110
Dr. West is a prize winning theoretical physicist whose primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics and biology, ranging from the elementary particles and their cosmological implications to the origins of universal scaling laws and a unifying quantitative framework of biology.
His recent work focuses on developing an underlying quantitative theory for the structure and dynamics of cities, companies, and long-term global sustainability. Dr. West’s work shows that sustainability depends on how cities grow, how people innovate and how much we can accelerate the pace of innovation and life. Join us as he talks about how quantitative theory and data can explain the environmental sustainability of cities and businesses. To learn more about the speaker click here.