The 2013 Einstein Public Lecture will be held at this meeting on October 19, 2013, and the lecturer will be Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University. The title of his talk will be Bursts, Cascades, and Hot Spots: A Glimpse of Some On-Line Social Phenomena at Global Scales and it will be located in the Graham Memorial Chapel on Saturday at 5:05 p.m. See poster here. See link on university page here.
Abstract: As an increasing amount of social interaction moves on-line, it becomes possible to study phenomena that were once essentially invisible: how our social networks are organized, how groups of people come together and attract new members, and how information spreads through society. With computational and mathematical ideas, we can begin to map the rich social landscape that emerges, filled with "hot spots" of collective attention, and behaviors that cascade through our networks of social connections.