Hemelrijk, Prof. Charlotte
Charlotte Hemelrijk is professor of self-organization in social systems. Within the department of Behavioural ecology and self-organisation, she concentrates on primates, fish and birds. Hemelrijk studied biology and gained her PhD with a thesis on the social behaviour of chimpansees. From 1991 to 2003, she worked at the laboratory of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Zurich, where she conducted research on artificial social systems and she obtained her habilitation.
In 2003 she became a Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen, where she was appointed Professor of Self-organization of Social Systems in 2006. Hemelrijk and her department use computer models to examine the extent to which complex natural phenomena are created by self-organization, as a side effect of the interaction between individuals and their social and physical environment. Her fields of research include starling flocks and fish schools.
- The mystery of massive swarms (Hemelrijk from 4.20)
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