The seventh I2CAM/FAPERJ school with focus on Soft Matter will be held in Rio de Janeiro, April 20-26, 2014. The conference is co-funded by ICAM, FAPERJ, CAPES, CNPq and will be hosted by the CBPF, in Rio de Janeiro.
To register for this event, please complete the registration form.
For more information about the 7th FAPERJ School, please visit the 7th FAPERJ School Website.
The University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems hosted the Science of Sustainability Colloquium in February, where the U-M Community was invited to hear three distinguished speakers address sustainability from the viewpoints of economics, physics, and coupled social-ecological systems.
To view these lectures, please click on the links below or visit the University of Michigan Energy Institute website here: Colloquium: Science of Sustainability
List of Talks
Introduction- James Allen, Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, and Mark Barteau, Director, Energy Institute
The physics of sustainability- Peter Littlewood, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago
Feedback systems and sustainability: robustness-fragility trade-offs in coupled social-ecological systems- J. Marty Anderies, Arizona State University
Economics and sustainability: the energy case- John Byrne, University of Delaware
Since we last spoke with David Pines, Chief Evangelist at ICAM and co-chair of GSEE Executive Committee, the Global Partnership for Science Education through Engagement has gained considerable momentum. GSEE was conceived during the 2009 Annual ICAM Meeting at the University of Cambridge and has become a well-designed and heavily supported experiment in science education. It began under the auspices of ICAM, and, since then, nineteen ICAM branches became GSEE Founding Partners through their active programs in science education. Within the past year GSEE has expanded its partners significantly to include 33 institutions as well as a branch in Japan [pictured below: GSEE/Kyoto Founding Summit].
Dr. Michael Murrell has transitioned from post-doctoral fellow at Insitut Curie and the University of Chicago to assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering. I sit down with Dr. Murrell to discuss his research on novel biomimetic systems as well as ICAM’s supporting role.
Rafael Fernandes, Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota, was one of the co-organizers of the 6th ICAM/FAPERJ School on New Perspectives on Quantum Matter in Rio de Janeiro (April 21-27, 2013). He discusses ICAM’s unique approach to planning dynamic educational experiences.
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