Geoffrey West

Geoffrey West | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Geoffrey West | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker on City & Company Dynamics, Time's "100 Most Influential," Prof., Former President, Santa Fe Institute
Uncover the simplicity underlying complexity and develop a universal theory of cities and sustainability with Geoffrey West, speaker, theoretical physicist, and expert in complex systems.
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Geoffrey West | Speaker Biography

Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist known for his groundbreaking research on cities, companies, and social networks. He aims to develop a universal theory that explains the structure and dynamics of these complex systems. By uncovering the simplicity underlying complexity, he believes we can create a science of cities and a grand unified theory of sustainability to address the challenges of population growth and limited resources.

Geoffrey West is a Distinguished Professor and former President of the Santa Fe Institute. He is also affiliated with Oxford University and Imperial College, London. Before joining the Santa Fe Institute, he led the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Geoffrey West has received several awards, including the Mercer Prize from the Ecological Society of America, the Weldon Prize for Mathematical Biology, and the Glenn Award for Aging research. He has authored multiple books and has been featured in various publications, such as The New York Times, Nature, The Financial Times, and Wired. He has also appeared in television productions like Nova, National Geographic, and the BBC. Harvard Business Review recognized his work on cities and companies as a breakthrough idea in 2007.

His latest book, "Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability and the Pace of Life in Cities, Economies, and Companies," has received critical acclaim for its intellectual depth and personal memoir style. The New York Times described it as an enchanting intellectual odyssey that tackles the global challenges of sustainability by breaking down traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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