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November 16, 2008

This might be it for the year

I'm sad to say that this might be about it for the rest of the year, in terms of real blog posts. Starting next weekend, I'll be in Europe for a week and a half. My first stop is Zurich Switzerland where I'll be giving a talk at ETH Zurich's "Modeling Complex Socio-Economic Systems and Crises" seminar about my work on the statistical patterns in terrorism. And, since it's a long way to go for a short trip, Lisa and I are taking the train to Paris France right after to celebrate Thanksgiving in the land of the baguette. Almost immediately after I get back from Europe, I'm running a workshop at SFI called Statistical Inference for Complex Networks, which should be very stimulating. Then, I'll have a few days to wrap loose ends before I fly to Peru for two weeks to, among other things, hike the Inca Trail and see Machu Picchu. When I get back, 2008 will be all but over, and it'll be time to do my year-in-review post.

posted November 16, 2008 09:54 PM in Self Referential | permalink


New reader here. Stumbled acrosse the blog after reading the paper on power law distributions in empirical data - well most of it, mainly the parts with real words in it ;)

At once the paper both complicates and simplifies the matter a great deal, and I see the relevance of the question about whether (in real life) the system would indeed be any different if it displayed a real power-law distribution or just a power-law-like distribution.

A great blog, thank you - consider me a regular reader!

Posted by: Henrik at November 24, 2008 09:13 AM