364-1058-00L  Risk Center Seminar Series

Semester Spring Semester 2015
Lecturers H. Gersbach, K. W. Axhausen, D. Basin, A. Bommier, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Embrechts, H. R. Heinimann, D. Helbing, H. J. Herrmann, W. Mimra, R. O. Murphy, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret
Periodicity semester course
Language of instruction English
Comment Number of participants limited to 50.


Abstract This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling and governing complex socio-economic systems, and managing risks and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.
Objective Participants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models and approaches for open problems, to analyze them with computers or other means, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.
Content This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the seminar. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notes There is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
Literature Literature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / Notice Participants should have relatively good scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.