Agenda

Emergence: Compelling Examples and Unifying Approaches

UM ICAM Symposium       West Hall 340 (Physics Colloquium Room)

November 20-21, 2015

Friday November 20

8:30 – 9:00            Coffee and snacks

9:00 – 9:15            Welcome and Opening Remarks:   Jim Allen – University of Michigan

Morning                 Chair: Michal Zochowski – University of Michigan

9:15 – 10:00          Robert Batterman – University of Pittsburgh
                                Emergence, Autonomy, Multiscale Modeling

10:00 – 10:15        Discussion

10:15 – 10:45        Coffee

10:45 – 11:30        Glen Evenbly – University of California, Irvine
                                Coarse-graining transformations for many-body systems: new approaches using tensor networks

11:30 – 11:45        Discussion

11:45 – 1:00          Lunch on your own and poster viewing

Afternoon              Chair:   Leonard Sander, University of Michigan

1:00 – 1:45            Kevin Brown – University of Connecticut
                                Emergent Behavior in Systems Biology and Cognitive Science?

1:45 – 2:00            Discussion

2:00 – 2:45            Mark Transtrum – Brigham Young University
                                Parameter Identifiability and Emergent Theories in Physics, Biology, and Beyond

2:45 – 3:00            Discussion

3:00 – 3:30            Coffee

3:30 – 4:15            Richard Nisbett – University of Michigan
                               From Ecology to Cognition

4:15 – 5:00            Discussion

5:00                       Adjourn

Saturday November 21

8:30 – 9:00            Coffee and snacks

Morning                 Chair: Ann Hermundstad – University of Pennsylvania

9:00 – 9;45            Deborah Gordon – Stanford University
                               The Ecology of Collective Behavior

9:45 – 10:00          Discussion

10:00 – 10:30        Coffee

10:30 – 11:15        Hugues Bersini – Université Libre de Bruxelles
                               Biological Emergence is Stronger

11:15 – 11:30        Discussion

11:30 – 1:00          Lunch on your own and poster viewing

Afternoon              Chair:  Daniel Cox – University of California, Davis

1:00 – 1:45            David Schwab – Northwestern University
                               Statistical Physics of Statistical Inference with Hidden Variables

1:45 – 2:00            Discussion

2:00 – 3:30            Daniel Cox – University of California, Davis
                               Toward a Theory of Emergence: Integrative Discussion

3:30                       Adjourn and coffee available