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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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  • Apr
    27

    EES Seminar Series: Josiah Hester

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Apr
    27

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:30 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    LOCATION The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.   

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  • Apr
    28

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:30 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    LOCATION The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.   

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  • Apr
    29

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • May
    4

    EES Seminar: Ashley Shade

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • May
    8

    Northwestern Engineering's Dean's Seminar Series presents: Robophobia and the Future of Work

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • May
    11

    EES Seminar: James O'Dwyer

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • May
    14

    Northwestern Engineering and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) present: Decision Science for Conservation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    10:30 AM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • May
    16

    SEGIM Seminar: Claire White

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • May
    18

    EES Seminar: Jim Griffin

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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