News. Center for BioComplexity

2021
Published 06/29/21: Special Feature in PNAS on Evolutionary Models of Financial Markets, organized by Simon A. Levin and Andrew W. Lo (MIT). In it the complex dynamics of the financial and real estate sectors are explored by integrating ecology, evolutionary biology, and economic theory in order to provide insight into today's economy. For an overview of the special feature, see S.A. Levin and Andrew W. Lo's Introduction. Also in this special feature, note Simon A. Levin's paper with Roberta Romano (Yale Law School) "Sunsetting as an Adaptive Strategy."
 
Visiting Research Scholar and CBC collaborator Stefani Crabtree's book, with co-authors Iza Romanowska and Colin D. Wren, Agent-Based Modeling for Archaeology: Stimulating the Complexity of Societies (Santa Fe Institute Press) to appear in the Fall of 2021. To read more, click here.
 
2020
CBC researchers Chadi Saad-Roy and Simon A. Levin, along with other scientists, have published a paper showing how natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key in shaping the long-term trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To read the paper, click here.
To read the feature about their work on the Princeton University webpage, click here.
To read the feature about their work on the High Meadows Environmental Institute webpage, click here.
 
Postdoc Andrew Carlson's research on New Jersey's dairy farms ("New Jersey's Small, Networked Dairy Farms Are a Model for a More Resilient Food System") was recently featured in the news. To read more, click here.
 
Postdoc Arnald Puy's research on the underestimation of the amount of farmland that will need to be irrigated by 2050 in order to feed the global population is featured on the High Meadows Environmental Institute website. To learn more, click here.
 
2019
The University of Victoria held a Levin Fest on June 15th. Entitled "A Symposium at the Intersection of Mathematics and Biology," with a keynote speech by Simon A. Levin, the event celebrated the conferral of a UVic Honorary Doctorate of Science to Dr. Levin. To learn more, click here.
 
2018
Simon A. Levin and other CBC members' recent paper in PNAS about antibiotic consumption has received a great deal of press. To read the paper ("Global increase and geographic convergence in antibiotic consumption between 2000 and 2015"), click here.
Read about it on the Princeton Home Page, on NPR, and in The Guardian.
 
2014-17
Simon A. Levin was elected a Fellow of the Society for Mathematical Biology. To read more, click here
 
Simon A. Levin, with Andy Lo (M.I.T.) and Bill Miller (Legg Mason), and through the support of the Santa Fe Institute, organized a high-level meeting at the National Academy of Sciences (February 2016), instigated by a paper by Levin and Lo (PNAS, 2015), on evolutionary and complex-system perspectives for the regulation of financial systems. The NAS hopes to establish an ongoing roundtable as an output, through the Board on Mathematical Sciences and its Applications.
 
Simon A. Levin was awarded the 2014 U.S. National Medal of Science in a ceremony held at the White House on May 19, 2016. To watch the award presentation, click here. To watch the video about Simon A. Levin and his work shown at the White House Gala, click here.
 
Simon A. Levin was selected (2014) to receive the U.S. National Medal of Science - the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in science. To read the White House news release, click here.
 
Simon A. Levin received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from McMaster University. To read more, click here.
 
Simon A. Levin was awarded the 2014 Luca Pacioli Prize by the Ca'Foscari University of Venice. The Prize is named after Luca Pacioli di Sansepolcro, one of the leading figures of the Italian Renaissance and a founding father of the modern disciplines of geometry and accounting. The Pacioli Prize is conferred to internationally renowned scholars who have developed a deep-rooted interdisciplinary approach.
 
Simon A. Levin was elected a foreign member of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Lombard Institute Academy of Science and Letters) in Italy. To read more, click here.
 
The Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center at Arizona State University has relaunched as the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center. To read more, click here.
 
Simon A. Levin received the 2014 Tyler Prize for bridging ecological research with environmental policy, economics and social science. To read more, click here. To watch SImon A. Levin's Tyler Prize Laureate Lecture, click here.
 
Simon A Levin was a co-author of the President's Award for best paper in The American Naturalist, "Competition for Water and Light in Closed-Canopy Forests: A tractable model of carbon implcations for carbon sinks(with C. Farrior et al., 2013) (awarded in 2014). .pdf