Renowned Complexity Science pioneer Stuart A. Kauffman arrived at UVM in early September 2010, beginning his residence as Distinguished Professor with joint appointments in Biochemistry and Mathematics.
The UVM Community is encouraged to make the most of Stuart's presence here during Fall semesters 2010, 2011, and 2012 by:
Stuart is particularly interested in helping build bridges between the Sciences and Humanities at UVM. With a BA in Philosophy from Dartmouth, another BA in Philosophy, Psychology & Physiology from Oxford, a Medical doctorate from UCSF, and a lifetime of pioneering research in Complexity Science, ranging from the study of the origin of life to the complexity of economic systems, Kauffman has always believed strongly in the need for such connections. If you're not familiar with Stu's ideas, At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity is a highly accessible place to start. To find out more about his career, see his homepage.
UVM Faculty and Students are encouraged to contact Stuart and make the most of this fabulous opportunity to have him on campus for Fall semesters 2010, 2011 and 2012.
You can reach him at Stuart.Kauffman@uvm.edu; his office is 200C Farrell Hall, Trinity Campus. Kauffman's UVM office phone is (802)656-3119, although email is a more reliable way to reach him.
Stop by his office to get acquainted or invite Stu and his wife Liz over for dinner and enjoy their stimulating company. We're fortunate to have him here, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity.