With the development of statistical mechanics, physicists became the first agent-based modellers. Since the scientists of the 19th century didn’t have super-computers, they couldn’t succumb to the curse of computing and had to come up with analytic treatments of their “agent-based models”. These analytic treatments were often not rigorous, and only a heuristic correspondence was […]
Chazelle, B. (2012). Natural algorithms and influence systems, Communications of the ACM, 55 (12) 101. DOI: 10.1145/2380656.2380679
I’m back online!!! My husband and I went on a short vacation this week too, but we got a new cable modem and router when we got home and we’re back to our regular virtual lives. And, since I first … Continue reading →
By Diana Samuel, OBR-Glasgow Chapter Correspondent GLASGOW, United Kingdom – Earlier this month, OBR-Glasgow organised a discussion panel centred on the ethical issues pertaining to stem cell therapies. Stem cells have been harvested for clinical applications for several decades. Originally used as a treatment for a cancer, the potential reach of this therapy is vast. [...]The post OBR-Glasgow panel discusses the ethical issues surrounding stem cell therapies appeared first on Oxbridge
By Joanne Heng, OBR-Glasgow Staff Writer GLASGOW, United Kingdom – Effective communication of scientific evidence is an increasingly important skill for scientists to develop in the age of social media and global communication. OBR recently hosted a seminar at Glasgow University on the 7th of May in which invited speakers, Ms Lindsay Hogg (Senior Investigator [...]The post OBR-Glasgow: Time to take responsibility – scientists, speak up! appeared first on Oxbridge Biotech.
Stuff worth reading Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That Excellent evo psych takedowns. Extraordinary parentheticals. And really awesome treatment of people in the story by the journalist. thoughts on Pew’s latest report: notable findings on race and privacy … Continue reading →