Dr. Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics, especially those concerning the elementary particles, their interactions and cosmological implications. His long-term fascination in general scaling phenomena evolved into a highly productive collaboration on the origin of universal scaling laws that pervade biology from the molecular genomic scale up through mitochondria and cells to whole organisms and ecosystems. His talk and his book involve the extension of these ideas to understand quantitatively the structure and dynamics of social organizations, such as cities and corporations, including the relationships between economies of scale, growth, innovation and wealth creation and their implications for long-term survivability and sustainability.
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Geoffrey West at the FQXi SETTING TIME ARIGHT conference, an interdisciplinary meeting investigating the nature of time.
Santa Fe Institute’s Geoffrey West speaks about what companies can learn from the innovation of cities.