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Online-Vortrag: Envy Destabilizes Ideal Societies
2. Juni, 18:00 bis 19:00
Online-Vortrag im Rahmen der Forschungsgruppe Coping with Complexity
Prof. Dr. Claudius Gros is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Goethe University and conducts research in particular on complex and complex adaptive systems.
About the talk
An overview over my research regarding complex and dynamical systems will be given. In the first part, the notion of envy is presented in a game-theoretical setting. It will be shown that a self-organized transition to a class stratified state emerges spontaneously in societies disposing of three elements: choice, competition and envy, where the later denotes the desire to compare one’s own success with that of others. Subsequently, the concept of complexity barriers is discussed, beside other. Collecting the low hanging fruits first, scientific progress is slowed down afterwards by exponentially increasing complexities. An example is the slow but steady rise (2.4 years per decade) of the maximum life expectancy over the last 150 years. Linear progress could be maintained only through recurring major breakthroughs in research and development.
About the Research Context
The research group Coping with Complexity is a transdisciplinary group of researchers that emerged from the “Complexity focus” of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften. The group is composed of Goethe University researchers from the life and natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences.
For further information please contact the coordinator of the research group, Dr. Thomas Schimmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Der Vortrag wird in englischer Sprache gehalten und findet als Zoom-Meeting statt.
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