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Evo Devo Universe is a global community of physicists, chemists, biologists, cognitive and social scientists, technologists, philosophers, complexity and systems theorists who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between evolutionary and developmental processes in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from John Smart and Clément Vidal in Jan 2008.

Researchers

The following distinguished researchers have agreed to participate in the project at some level to date (in alpha order by last name):

  • Marcus Abundis, development and research in general models of human consciousness and global cultural evolution.
  • Diederik Aerts, scholar in quantum physics, philosophy of science, and the construction of integrated worldviews.
  • Mary Ann Allison, author and scholar of complexity and evolutionary process in sociology and culture.
  • Robin Allott, author and scholar in linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and linguistic theories of cultural evolution.
  • Robert Aunger, Evolutionary transitions theorist, expert in evolution of behavior, motivation, morality, technology, culture and complexity.
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam, President of NECSI, developing new methods for the study of complex systems with application to scientific questions and social concerns.
  • Jean Chaline, paleontologist and biologist applying scale relativity theory to biological and human evolution.
  • Milan M. Cirkovic, astrophysicist and scholar in cosmology, astrobiology, philosophy of science and futures studies.
  • James A. Coffman, developmental biologist and scholar interested in the relationship between development and causality.
  • Jean-Paul Delahaye, Prolific author, mathematician, science popularizer and theoretical computer scientist researching algorithmic theory and its relation to our universe.
  • Taner Edis, physicist, philosopher, scholar of complex systems and the naturalistic world view.
  • Börje Ekstig, physicist, scholar of biological, social and technol. evolution, proposer of condensation of development.
  • Rainer Feistel, physicist and oceanographer, generalizing the concept of Huxley ritualization in animal behavior.
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
  • Georgi Georgiev A physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
  • Carlos Gershenson, complexity theorist, researching self-organization, evolution, ALife, and cognition.
  • Richard Gordon, embryologist and theoretical biologist exploring development, genetics, and evolution.
  • Hari Mohan Gupta, theoretical physicist and scholar in power law distributions and evolution.
  • William P. Hall, evolutionary biologist and organization theorist focusing on autopoiesis, emergence, and knowledge.
  • William F. Harms, philosopher and scholar in cultural evolution, information, and moral ecologies.
  • Stevan Harnad, cognitive scientist researching categorization, communication and consciousness.
  • Francis Heylighen, systems theorist and cyberneticist focusing on the evolution of complexity.
  • David Holcman, mathematician and computational biologist modeling microstructures in biological systems.
  • Hans Kuijper, sinologist turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country/area studies.
  • Otto Laske, epistemologist, psychologist, composer, lyric poet, digital painter, founder of the Interdevelopmental Institute which provides hands-on research-based adult-developmental education.
  • John A. Leslie, philosopher of science and cosmology, distinguished scholar in anthropic reasoning.
  • Giuseppe Longo, mathematician, researcher in logic, theory of computation, interfaces between mathematics, physics, biology.
  • Nicolás Lori, interdisciplinary researcher interested in neuroscience, logic and physics.
  • John McCrone, science writer and researcher in hierarchy theory, logic and mind science.
  • G. Rama Murthy, computer engineer and specialist in neural networks and intelligent systems.
  • Laurent Nottale, cosmologist and pioneering theorist in scale relativity and fractal space-time.
  • Robert L. Oldershaw, cosmologist and philosopher studying discrete fractal paradigms and hierarchical systems theory.
  • Alain Prochiantz, neurobiologist and specialist of cerebral morphogenesis and stochastic developmental processes.
  • C. Henning Reschke, researcher in social evolutionary paradigms, information organisation and processes of change.
  • Stanley N. Salthe, theoretical biologist, scholar in developmentalism, thermodynamics, ecology and natural philosophy.
  • John M. Smart, systems theorist studying accelerating change and evolutionary development.
  • Fred Spier, anthropologist, scholar of big history (cosmic origins to modern society).
  • John Stewart, evolutionary thinker, author and evolutionary activist.
  • Robert E. Ulanowicz, eminent ecologist, pioneer of developmental ascendancy, and scholar of process philosophy.
  • Rüdiger Vaas, astronomy editor of "Bild der Wissenschaft" and philosopher, focusing on cosmology (big bang, time, multiverse, far future) and anthropology.
  • Pushkar G. Vaidya, astrobiologist, author, and proposer of the cosmic contact censorship hypothesis.
  • Clement Vidal, philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on natural, comprehensive and systematic philosophy.
  • Jan Visser, physicist and cog. scientist, scholar in learning development from evolutionary and ecological perspectives.
  • Hector Zenil, researcher in experimental algorithmic theory and its relation to the physical world.

Have you done research (peer reviewed or trade articles) in any topics related to EDU research questions? Please email Clement Vidal about being listed here, and fill-in the EDU-Talk subscription form to debate on these issues!

Associates

EDU Associates help with research community building, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).

  • Arnaud J. Blanchard, computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in intelligent systems, imitation, and emotion.
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, scholar in philosophy, proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
  • Georgi Georgiev A physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
  • Hans Kuijper, sinologist turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country/area studies.
  • Robert L. Oldershaw, cosmologist and philosopher studying discrete fractal paradigms and hierarchical systems theory.
  • Stefan Pernar, independent systems scholar, philosopher, and author.
  • Eyal Sivan, integration architect studying ethics and social systems, proposer of the connective hypothesis.
  • John M. Smart, systems theorist studying accelerating change and evolutionary development.
  • Clement Vidal, philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on natural, comprehensive and systematic philosophy.

Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):

  • Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
  • Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
  • Peer-reviewing scholarly articles
  • Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, minor organizational activities)

All Interested Thinkers: Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email John Smart about becoming an Associate.