Para Limes 2017 Videos and Presentation Slides

Source: Para Limes website, Mar 2017

Videos and Presentation Slides

Opening address by Bertil Andersson
President, Nanyang Technological University
Video
Welcome remarks by Jan W. Vasbinder
Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University
Video

Chair: Cheong Siew Ann
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Biography

Speaker: George Rzevski
Emeritus Professor, Complexity and Design Research Group, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation

Speaker: Stuart Kauffman
Emeritus Professor – Biochemistry, The University of Pennsylvania, United States
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
Speaker: De Kai
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Biography & AbstractVideo
Speaker: Michael Puett
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, United States
Biography & AbstractVideo
Chair: Mikhail Filippov
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Biography
Speaker: James Bailey
Independent Scholar, United States
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
Speaker: Nick Obolensky
Chief Executive Officer, Complex Adaptive Leadership, United Kingdom
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
Speaker: Ernst Pöppel
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
Speaker: Stefan Thurner
Professor for Science of Complex Systems at the Medical University of Vienna and President of Complexity Science Hub, Vienna
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
Chair: Jan W. Vasbinder
Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University
Biography
Speaker: Ilan Chabay
Head of Strategic Research Initiatives and Fellowships, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and Chair of the Knowledge, Learning, and Societal Change International Research Alliance (KLASICA), Potsdam, Germany
Biography & Abstract VideoPresentation
Speaker: Peter Edwards
Director, Singapore-ETH Centre
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
Speaker: Mile Gu
Nanyang Assistant Professor and National Research Foundation Fellow, Complexity Institute and School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & Abstract VideoPresentation
Speaker: Sydney Brenner
Senior Fellow, A*STAR, Singapore
BiographyVideo
Closing remarks by Jan W. Vasbinder
Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University
Video

Conference: Causality – Reality

Synopsis
We seek to manage and control our world by establishing causalities. And we try to use science to help us. However one of the biggest challenges for science is to untangle or better understand the relationship between causality and reality. This is especially true for complexity science that deals with the real world, or with complex systems like our brains or our immune system,
Causality is the agency or efficacy that connects one process (the cause) with another (the effect),  where the first is understood to be partly responsible for the second1.
Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined2.
Once we have met this challenge we have the key to finding ways to sustainably manage our lives, our systems, our science, our education, our laws, our healthcare and our cities in a world that is becoming more complex and interconnected than ever before. It is also key to finding new breakthroughs in the sciences that seek to understand “the human” and its relations.
The sixth Para Limes complexity conference is about “Causality – Reality”3.
The twelve speakers in this conference are uniquely qualified to address the issue of Causality – Reality. To hear them share their insights and partake in their discussions will be a great experience for all participants to the conference.
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