Navigation Links
'From the Web to human diseases,' UH talk uncovers network similarities
Date:10/2/2008

HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2008 Comparing such diverse networks as the Internet and the human cell, Albert-Lszl Barabsi explains the mathematical foundation behind what he calls "the highly interconnected web of life." Barabsi will give a lecture titled "Network Science: From the Web to Human Diseases" at the University of Houston.

As part of the UH Tenneco Distinguished Lecture Series, Barabsi, Distinguished Professor and Director of Northeastern University's Center for Network Science, will be speaking at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 in Room 232 of Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall on the UH campus. The hour-long lecture is free and open to the public.

In his talk, he will address how the evolution of such complex, seemingly incongruous networks is united by similar complexities. Barabsi is known for using accessible language and concrete explanations laced with a special brand of humor.

"Recent studies indicate that the evolution of these complex networks is governed by simple but generic laws, resulting in apparently universal architectural features," Barabsi said. "I will discuss the amazing order characterizing our interconnected work, its implications on various phenomena from robustness to complex systems and its applications to communication and medicine."

Barabsi's seminal studies on complex networks demonstrated the existence of common characteristics in a wide range of disciplines, including chaos and fractals, materials science, biophysics and social networks. He has published five books, six major review articles and nearly 200 research publications. He is a member of the American Physical Society and was awarded the prestigious John von Neumann Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology.

Inaugurated in 1986 and administered by the UH Center for Public History, the Tenneco Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by grants from Tenneco Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and physics department are co-sponsoring Barabsi's appearance.

WHO:
Albert-Lszl Barabsi, renowned physicist

WHAT:
Tenneco Distinguished Lecture

WHEN:
5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9

WHERE:
University of Houston
Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall
Room 232
Entrance 14 off Cullen Boulevard
http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/PGH.php


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. AUDIO from Medialink and UnitedHealthcare: Medicare Annual Enrollment Begins November 15th
2. MidSouth eHealth Alliance to Transition to Commercial Software Solution from Informatics Corporation of America
3. Jefferson awarded multi-million dollar grant from National Eye Institute for new clinical trial
4. ZocDoc Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Investments from Bezos, Benioff
5. Texas Health Resources Receives Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support Prevention of Family Violence
6. AxoGen Awarded Accreditation from American Association of Tissue Banks : Decision Affirms AxoGen's Commitment to Safety and Ethicality in the Development and Distribution of AVANCE Nerve Graft for Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Injuries
7. VIDEO from Medialink and Philips: Microbubbles Developed to Administer Medications That Fight Cancer and Reduce Side Effects
8. Herley New England Receives Additional $1.3 Million Contract Award from Lockheed Martin for the Multi-Mission Helicopter
9. A Statement from Lung Cancer Alliance on the Death of Paul Newman
10. Statement From Carroll Schroeder, Executive Director for the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, on Californias 2008-2009 Final Budget:
11. China-Biotics, Inc. Sees No Impact on Its Business From Dairy Products Safety Concerns
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the ... in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the ... She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PALM CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of ... the multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: ... develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. ... pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), ... in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , ... Following a ... sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and ... been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... 2017   Provista, a proven leader in ... in purchasing power, today announced a new resource area ... Newsroom is the online home for case studies, ... bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and ... October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the ... certain health insurance regulations. ... time to get a flu shot is by the end of October, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: