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  The Third Culture - Chapter 22
Doyne Farmer: In the last half of this century, the view has emerged that life and consciousness are natural and inexorable outgrowths of the emergent and self-organizing properties of the physical world.
Doyne could pull off a major coup intellectually, so it makes me sad that he's not lending his intuitive inventiveness more to complexity, because he would have a lot to contribute.
Doyne's talents were wasted at Los Alamos, and he had the foresight to escape from LANL and start his own company to apply his nonlinear time-series forecasting techniques to currency and other financial markets.
www.edge.org /documents/ThirdCulture/zf-Ch.22.html   (5748 words)

  Mark Newman: Publications
Glassiness and constrained dynamics of a short-range non-disordered spin model, J.
A model for evolution and extinction, B. Roberts and M. Newman, J.
Transfer-matrix analysis of the canonical-cell model of a quasicrystal, M. Newman and C. Henley, J.
www-personal.umich.edu /~mejn/pubs.html   (1622 words)

 Doyne Farmer's Home page
Farmer, J. Lapedes, N. Packard, and B. Wendroff, eds.
Farmer, J. Crutchfield, H. Froehling, N. Packard, and R. Shaw.
Farmer, J. "Spectral Broadening of Period-Doubling Bifurcation Sequences." Phys.
www.santafe.edu /~jdf   (1017 words)

 Edge: J. DOYNE FARMER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
J. DOYNE FARMER, one of the pioneers of what has come to be called chaos theory, is McKinsey Professor, Sante Fe, Institute, and the co-founder and former co-president of Prediction Company, a firm whose business is automatic trading of financial instruments based on time series based directional forecasting methods.
Farmer was an Oppenheimer Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and later started the complex systems group, which came to include some of the rising stars in the field, such as Chris Langton, Walter Fontana, and Steen Rasmussen.
In addition to his work on chaos, he has made important theoretical contributions to other problems in complex systems, including machine learning, a model for the immune system, and the origin of life.
www.edge.org /3rd_culture/bios/farmer.html   (143 words)

 Artificial life - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
They then compared that to the reaction of real termites to identical changes in laboratory colonies, and refined their theories about the rules which underlay the behavior.
Doyne Farmer was a key figure in tying artificial life research to the emerging field of complex adaptive systems, working at the Center for Nonlinear Studies (a basic research section of Los Alamos National Laboratory), just as its star chaos theorist Mitchell Feigenbaum was leaving.
Farmer and Norman Packard chaired a conference in May of 1985 called "Evolution, Games, and Learning", which was to presage many of the topics of later alife conferences.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/a/r/t/Artificial_life.html   (1783 words)

 Doyne Farmer's Home page
Farmer, J.D. "A Rosetta Stone for Connectionism." Physica D 42 pp.
Daniels, M.G., J. Farmer, L. Gillemot, G. Iori, and E. Smith.
Farmer, J. D., forward to Brownian Agents and Active Particles, by F. Schweitzer (Springer, Berlin, 2003).
www.santafe.edu /~baes/jdf   (818 words)

 Fast Breaking Comment by J. Doyne Farmer and Fabrizio Lillo
Doyne Farmer and Fabrizio Lillo answer a few questions about this month's fast breaking paper in the field of Economics.
The group of authors is composed of four physicists and one mathematician.
Moreover, Doyne Farmer worked for many years in the financial industry, and was one of the founders of Prediction Company LLC, a successful proprietary trading company.
www.esi-topics.com /fbp/2006/october06-Farmer_Lillo.html   (685 words)

 V. 19:9 (70-80): Interview: J. Doyne Farmer by John Sweeney
The number of physicists and engineers who have dented their axes on market prediction is so vast that it led to the derisive term “quant.” But who are these guys, and what are they up to?
Doyne Farmer studied physics, receiving a bachelor of science degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
In 1991, together with Norman Packard, Farmer founded Prediction Co., a firm whose business is the automatic trading of financial instruments founded on time series—based directional forecasting methods.
store.traders.com /v19970injdoy.html   (323 words)

Doyne Farmer on "Getting Human Nature right by Helena Cronin
J Doyne Farmer joins in with responses from Charles Simonyi.
John Brockman and 3rd Culture Scientists comment on the idea of "The 3rd Culture".
www.edge.org /discourse/discourse.html   (1094 words)

 Edge: FEATURES - 1998
Harris ascribes these environmental sources almost entirely to the peer group - that is, to influences operating outside of the family environment.
As I show in my book The Nurture Assumption, the strategies children work out at home for getting along with their parents and siblings are likely to be useless in the world outside their home.
(Simonyi): Doyne Farmer and I read two different metaphors from the biological / evolutionary analogy that George Dyson has advanced.
www.edge.org /features_archive/features_archive_1998.html   (1053 words)

 Prediction Company: Company Info
Founded in 1991 by Doyne Farmer, Norman Packard and Jim McGill, Prediction Company quickly set out to take the financial world by storm.
Based on their earlier work in chaos theory and complex systems Drs.
Packard and Farmer felt the financial markets were an example of a highly complex system that would be amenable to predictive technology.
www.predict.com /html/company.htm   (179 words)

 InFlow - Social Network Mapping Software
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"The best method to control something is to understand how it works" - J. Doyne Farmer
InFlow provides easy access to the most popular network metrics.
www.orgnet.com /inflow3.html   (334 words)

 Financial Mathematics Group - Publications
Brody & L. Hughston (2006) Quantum noise and stochastic reduction, J. Phys.
Marcus G. Daniels, J. Doyne Farmer, L. Gillemot, Giulia Iori & Eric Smith (2003) Quantitative model of price diffusion and market friction based on trading as a mechanistic random process, Phys.
M.Q. Lopez-Salvans, G. Iori, J. Casademunt, & F. Sagues (2002) Dynamics of finger arrays in a diffusion-limited growth model in the presence of a drift, Physica D, Vol.
www.mth.kcl.ac.uk /finmath/publications.html   (2339 words)

 SFI | Calendar | October 6, 2007
• Workshop—"Cosmology and Society in the Ancient Amerindian World," organized by George J. Gumerman (School of American Research & SFI) and Timothy R. Pauketat (University of Illinois), Santa Fe Institute.
• Working Group—"Reconsidering Counterinsurgency," organized by Daniel Branch (University of Exeter), Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University) and Elisabeth J. Wood (Yale University & SFI), Santa Fe Institute.
• Workshop—"Modeling Technological Innovation," Doyne Farmer (SFI) & Jessika Trancik (SFI), 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Robert N. Noyce Conference Room, SFI.
www.santafe.edu /events   (1026 words)

 OPIM 319, Syllabus, Spring 2006
Read: Dhananjay K. Gode and Shyam Sunder, "Allocative Efficiency of Markets with Zero-Intelligence Traders: Market as a Partial Substitute for Individual Rationality," Journal of Political Economy, 101, no. 1, pp.
Also read: J. Doyne Farmer and Andrew W. Lo, "Frontiers of finance: Evolution and efficient markets," Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 96), pp.
Recommended: J. Doyne Farmer, Paolo Patelli, and Ilija I. Zovko, "The Predictive Power of Zero Intelligence in Financial Markets".
opim-sky.wharton.upenn.edu /~sok/teaching/age/s06/syllabus-f05-age.html   (1288 words)

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