Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson

Professor of Physics, GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Join physicist Neil Johnson for a discussion of collective behavior and emergent properties in a wide range of real-world complex systems: from the many-body effects involved in energy harvesting, information processing and coherence, through to cyberphysical systems and socioeconomic domains.
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Neil Johnson is the recipient of the 2018 Burton Award from the American Physical Society and is a fellow of the APS. He leads a new cross-university initiative at the George Washington University on complexity and data science, with topics ranging from the development and spread of online extremism and hate speech, through to real-world terrorism as well as the new subsecond ecology of predatory algorithms in electronic markets. He is a professor in the GW Physics Department. Prior to moving to the U.S., he was a professor in the Physics Department at Oxford University for 15 years. He did his B.A./M.A. at Cambridge University and his Ph.D. at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar. He has published more than 250 research articles; two books, Financial Market Complexity (Oxford University Press, 2003), and Simply Complexity (Oneworld Publishing, 2009); and he wrote and presented the 1999 Royal Institution science lectures on BBC television that were shown worldwide.


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