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Geoffrey West

Data de nascimento: 15. Dezembro 1940

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, salaries per capita will generally increase by 15%.

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„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
2010s, 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.

„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
2010s, 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.

„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
2010s, 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.

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

—  Geoffrey West
2010s, 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.

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

—  Geoffrey West
1990s, 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.

„Cities are the crucible of civilization.“

—  Geoffrey West
2010s, 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.

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

—  Geoffrey West
2010s, 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.

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

—  Geoffrey West
2010s, 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.

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

—  Geoffrey West
2010s, 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.

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