Spring Course Highlights

Networks: Ecological, Revolutionary, Digital

Networks ant huntWhy is the word network used to describe the behavior of computers, ants, and people? Do all these networks share certain properties, and what might we learn by comparing them?


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Evolution on Earth

Nicole Childs showing a fossilHow does evolution, the foundation of biology, underlie the diversification of life on earth? What are the mechanisms of evolution, and how are they discovered and explored? What are the practical implications of evolution for agriculture, medicine, and the future of life on earth?

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Century of Violence

Prof. WeinerWhy does mass violence happen? Who perpetrates it? What can be done to prevent it?