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Sometimes the whole really is more than the sum of its parts. As humans, we organize ourselves into groups that accomplish more than any of us could alone, and so do many other animals. Join us for an exploration of these remarkable phenomena, from the construction of nests by ants and wasps, to the schooling of fish and the behavior of human crowds. Guy Theraulaz of the Center for Research in Animal Cognition (Paul Sabatier University, France) shares his influential research about collective behavior in insect societies. He is the co-author of Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems.
Presented with the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences.