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UM-ICAM: Science of Sustainability

Thursday, February 14, 2013
12:00 AM
The Johnson Rooms at Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center 1221 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The University of Michigan branch of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems

Colloquium and Discussion

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter and the University of Michigan Energy Institute

1:00 – 1:10 Welcome, James Allen – UM ICAM
Opening Remarks, Mark Barteau – Director, UM Energy Institute
1:10 – 2:05 Peter Littlewood – Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago
The Physics of Sustainability
2:05 – 2:20  Questions and Discussion
2:20 – 3:15 J. Marty Anderies – Arizona State University
Feedback Systems and Sustainability:
Robustness-Fragility Trade-offs in Coupled Social-Ecological Systems
3:15 – 3:30 Questions and Discussion
3:30 – 3:50 Coffee and Cookies Break
3:50 – 4:45 John Byrne – University of Delaware
Economics and Sustainability: The Energy Case
4:45 – 5:10 Questions and Final Discussion
5:10 Adjourn

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