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  • Jan
    26

    Scaling in Physics, Biology, Cities and Beyond

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    A discussion of scaling theory in general, and its application in physics, biology and social science, as well as an elaboration urban scaling and its relation to the universality and self-similarity lurking in the urban systems. The universality and self-similarity of various urban phenomena seem both trivial and non-trivial. On one hand, the dynamics of cities are so complex that it seems impossible to explain them in a simple way. Urban characteristics, geographic factors and historical paths are so entangled that even a well-designed plan often results in unintended consequences. This high level of complexity contradicts the universality and self-similarity that we observe in almost every property of cities (population distribution, crime rate, productivity and even economic diversity) because they imply the underlying dynamics are reducible to a simple form. On the other hand, universality is a natural, and even trivial, consequence derived from a common set of functionalities of cities. People share reasons to move to cities: more interaction, greater opportunity, higher productivity and better infrastructure. These basic dynamics of urbanization are manifested as a strong signal of universality and self-similarity under a single scaling law.

    Hyejin Youn is an assistant professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). She was a research fellow at Santa Fe Institute and Harvard Kennedy School, and visiting scientist at MIT Media Lab. Before that, she was a senior research fellow at Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford, and Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School; and ran a National Science Foundation grant (USA) to study Technological Change from the Map of Capabilities.

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    TIME Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Jan
    24

    Coupling Multiple PDEs for Multiphysics Problems

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Jan
    29

    Special Seminar: Sam Stanier

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    12:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Jan
    31

    SEGIM Seminar Series: Kalpana Katti

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    2

    EES Seminar Series: Amy Pruden

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    7

    Special Seminar: Alessandro Tengattini

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    12:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    12

    Special Seminar: Stefan Ritter

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    12:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    16

    EES Seminar Series: Sean Vitousek

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    19

    Special Seminar: Alessandro Rotta Loria

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    12:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    21

    SEGIM Seminar Series: Brock Hedegaard

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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