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Evolution of evolvable systems (EVOEVO)

Start date: Jul 1, 2012, End date: Jun 30, 2017,

"This proposal investigates the origin of three evolvable systems in biological evolution. The first pillar deals with early evolution/origin of life. It is the heaviest part of the proposal, with a strong experimental participation of a co-PI. We shall invetiage how genes, metabolism and membranes could have evolved to yield the first living cells. Intermediate stages will be proposed, modelled a ...
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Start date: Mar 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

Description Despite eminent and numerous attempts to understand complex thinking, insight problem solving and language acquisition, one is left with the feeling that an essential component of these processes is being overlooked. This project offers and elaborates the Neural Replicator Hypothesis (NRH) stating that this missing ingredient is ...
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Forecasting Financial Crises (FOC-II)

Start date: Sep 1, 2010, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

In this project we set up an interdisciplinary consortium of computer scientists, physicists, economists and policy makers to deal with the problem of understanding and forecasting systemic risk and global financial instabilities. By leveraging on expertise in the various disciplines, we want to provide a novel integrated and network-oriented approach to the issue. On one hand, we will offer a the ...
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Evolutionary microfluidics (eFlux)

Start date: Feb 1, 2009, End date: May 31, 2012,

Ever since the insightful suggestion of John von Neumann, self-reproducing automata are considered to be a main long-term goal of IT. Biologists are dealing with such systems that arose in the course of evolution by natural selection. The future realization of technological artefacts that will mimic, or be inspired by biological automata, will face many problems that biological evolution had to so ...
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