Networks are everywhere

Media:  Talk   

October 25, 2016

Byens Lys

Albert-László Barabási

Albert-László Barabási is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research, and holds appointments in the Departments of Physics and College of Computer and Information Science, as well as in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital in the Channing Division of Network Science, and is a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Homepage

The Orgelheimers

Quartet of jazz, surf and beat music composed of Mads Nørgaard, Michael Maretti, Jacob Koefoed and Aage Johnson. Homepage

According to Carl Sagan, the beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. In our cells, atoms compose a multitude of molecules such as proteins and DNA, which coexist in a complex, mutually dependent network. Similarly, our cells themselves exist in an interdependent network of organs and nerves, and our very consciousness is thought to arise from the complex network of billions of neurons, connected by trillions of synapses.

Networks are everywhere.

From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept - and the reality - of networks has come to pervade modern society. But what exactly is a network? What different types of networks are there? Why are they interesting, and what can they tell us? In recent years, scientists from a range of fields - including mathematics, physics, computer science, sociology, and biology - have been pursuing these questions and building a new "science of networks."

We've long suspected that we live in a small world, where everything is connected to everything else. Albert-Láslzó Barabási, the world’s leading scientist in network science, spanning a wide range of topics from physics to computer science, engineering, economics and the social sciences, will explain the new developments in network science. From the origins of the six degrees of separation between any two human beings to how viruses like Ebola and H1N1 spread and why it is that our friends have more friends than we do, Albert-Láslzó Barabási will show the reality of our world in a totally new way.

Interconnected cocktails follows while the house stars - The Orgelheimers - juggle two organs, drums and guitar in their danceable surf/garage/jazz-ish highly energetic organ driven show.

Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:00.

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