Featured events

Complexity, Criticality, and Computation (C3) International Biannual Symposium

Thursday 26 - Friday 27 November 2015
Complex systems is a new approach to science, engineering, health and management that studies how relationships between parts give rise to the collective emergent behaviours of the entire system, and how the system interacts with its environment. But what makes a system complex? Can these interactions be seen as a generic computational process? This question shapes the third component of our symposium, linking computation to complexity and criticality.

Complexity, Criticality, and Computation (C3) Research Camp

Monday 30 November - Friday 4 December 2015
This week-long research camp for early career researchers will consider a diverse range of systems, applications, theoretical and practical approaches to computational modelling of modern complex systems such as health, including information theory, agent-based simulation, network theory, nonlinear dynamics, swarm intelligence, evolutionary methods, computational neuroscience, and econophysics, among others.

Charles Perkins Centre Annual Oration

Friday 4 December 2015
The Charles Perkins Centre is delighted to welcome Professor Paul Davies to present the annual oration. Professor Paul Davies is the director of the Beyond Centre for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and co-director of Arizona State University Cosmology Initiative in the United States.

Who's afraid of the nanny state?

28-29 April 2014
Fear of an emergent nanny state is a familiar theme in ongoing debates about what governments ought to do to protect the health of the community. In a unique, interdisciplinary conference, co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre, this issue was explored in detail.

eHealth and mHealth workshop and roundtable

6 October 2013
This one-day program provided the opportunity for students and staff from disciplines as diverse as dietetics, pharmacy and engineering (human-computer interactions) to discuss new technologies that could be applied to digital and mobile health outcomes.