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Origins: Order vs. Chaos

October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM


Vittorio Loreto is a professor of physics of complex systems at Sapienza University and research leader at the ISI Foundation in Turin, where he coordinates the information dynamics group.

Creativity and innovation are key elements in many different areas and disciplines since they represent the primary motor to explore new solutions in ever-changing and unpredictable environments. New biological traits and functions, new technological artifacts, new social, linguistic, and cultural structures, new meanings, are very often triggered by the mutated external conditions.

Unfortunately, the detailed mechanisms through which humans, societies, and nature express their creativity and innovate are largely unknown. Loreto’s scientific activity is mainly focused on the statistical physics of complex systems. In the last few years, he has been active in the fields of granular media, complexity and information theory, complex networks theory, communication and language evolution, and social dynamics.

Location: Room 100, Lovejoy Bldg., Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville.


October 24, 2017
7:00 PM


Hobby Lobby
130 Elm Plaza
Waterville, ME
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