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Geoffrey West

Data de nascimento: 1940

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Geoffrey Brian West is a British theoretical physicist, former president and distinguished professor of the Santa Fe Institute. He is one of the leading scientists working on a scientific model of cities. Among other things his work states that with the doubling of a city's size, services per capita will generally increase by 15%.

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„Everything around us is scale dependent. It's woven into the fabric of the universe.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: George Johnson. " Of Mice and Elephants: A Matter of Scale http://hep.ucsb.edu/courses/ph6b_99/0111299sci-scaling.html," in: hep.ucsb.edu. Jan. 12, 1999.

„The good news is cities are extraordinarily resilient. The bad news is that they are also very hard to change.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Joao Medeiros. " The city in numbers: An equation that explains urban life http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2011/05/start/the-city-in-numbers," in wired.co.uk/magazine 29 March 2011.

„Every fundamental law has exceptions. But you still need the law or else all you have is observations that don’t make sense. And that’s not science. That’s just taking notes.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Robert Krulwich. " Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It's Time To Die http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/01/22/169976655/nature-has-a-formula-that-tells-us-when-its-time-to-die," at npr.org, Jan. 22, 2013.

„Cities are the crucible of civilization.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Austin Brown. " Geoffrey B. West, 'Why Cities Keep on Growing, Corporations Always Die, and Life Gets Faster' http://blog.longnow.org/02011/07/26/geoffrey-b-west-%E2%80%9Cwhy-cities-keep-on-growing-corporations-always-die-and-life-gets-faster%E2%80%9D/." at blog.longnow.org, July 26th, 2011.

„It’s hard to kill a city, but easy to kill a company.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Austin Brown. " Geoffrey B. West, 'Why Cities Keep on Growing, Corporations Always Die, and Life Gets Faster' http://blog.longnow.org/02011/07/26/geoffrey-b-west-%E2%80%9Cwhy-cities-keep-on-growing-corporations-always-die-and-life-gets-faster%E2%80%9D/." at blog.longnow.org, July 26th, 2011.

„I’ve always wanted to find the rules that govern everything. It’s amazing that such rules exist. It’s even more amazing that we can find them.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Jonah Lehredec. " A Physicist Solves the City http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/magazine/19Urban_West-t.html?pagewanted=5&_r=1," in www.nytimes.com. Dec 17, 2010.

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„The paradigm of physics - with its interplay of data, theory and prediction - is the most powerful in science.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Joao Medeiros. " The city in numbers: An equation that explains urban life http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2011/05/start/the-city-in-numbers," in wired.co.uk/magazine 29 March 2011.

„You could not have evolved a complex system like a city or an organism - with an enormous number of components - without the emergence of laws that constrain their behavior in order for them to be resilient.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Ben Lillie. " The sameness of organisms, cities, and corporations: Q&A with Geoffrey West http://blog.ted.com/qa-with-geoffrey-west/." at blog.ted.com. July 26, 2011.

„Once we started to urbanize, we put ourselves on this treadmill. We traded away stability for growth. And growth requires change.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Jonah Lehredec. " A Physicist Solves the City http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/magazine/19Urban_West-t.html?pagewanted=5&_r=1," in www.nytimes.com. Dec 17, 2010.

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„Everything around us is scale dependent. It's woven into the fabric of the universe.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: George Johnson. " Of Mice and Elephants: A Matter of Scale http://hep.ucsb.edu/courses/ph6b_99/0111299sci-scaling.html," in: hep.ucsb.edu. Jan. 12, 1999.

„The good news is cities are extraordinarily resilient. The bad news is that they are also very hard to change.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Joao Medeiros. " The city in numbers: An equation that explains urban life http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2011/05/start/the-city-in-numbers," in wired.co.uk/magazine 29 March 2011.

„Every fundamental law has exceptions. But you still need the law or else all you have is observations that don’t make sense. And that’s not science. That’s just taking notes.“

—  Geoffrey West
From: Robert Krulwich. " Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It's Time To Die http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/01/22/169976655/nature-has-a-formula-that-tells-us-when-its-time-to-die," at npr.org, Jan. 22, 2013.

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