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What a great but busy week it was at our department! First we prepared a lecture on the work of Niklas Luhmann about social systems for our master students. They coped surprisingly well, given that this is a topic many scientists don’t even dare to touch. Then David Byrne (Durham University) came over to talk about this book ‘Applying Social Science’ and about complexity in general. I think that David is one of those rare people who write books that are really ahead of their times. Another great thinker was our guest on Thursday and Friday. Stephen Marshall gave a great lecture to a fully packed house (hmm, make that overly fully packed…) on Thursday and gave very useful input to our workshop on Friday. It was a week of intellectual challenge, glad to be doing this work.

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