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Geoffrey West

Geoffrey West

Keynote Speaker: Theoretical Physicist, Distinguished Professor & Past President of Santa Fe Institute

Geoffrey West Biography

Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics, especially those concerning the elementary particles, their interactions and cosmological implications. West served as SFI President from July 2005 through July 2009. Prior to joining the Santa Fe Institute as a Distinguished Professor in 2003, he was the leader, and founder, of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he is one of only approximately ten Senior Fellows.

His long-term fascination in general scaling phenomena evolved into a highly productive collaboration on the origin of universal scaling laws that pervade biology from the molecular genomic scale up through mitochondria and cells to whole organisms and ecosystems. This led to the development of realistic quantitative models for the structural and functional design of organisms based on underlying universal principles. This work, begun at the Institute, has received much attention in both the scientific and popular press, and provides a framework for quantitative understanding of problems ranging from fundamental issues in biology (such as cell size, growth, metabolic rate, DNA nucleotide substitution rates, and the structure and dynamics of ecosystems) to questions at the forefront of medical research (such as aging, sleep, and cancer). Among his current interests is the extension of these ideas to understand quantitatively the structure and dynamics of social organizations, such as cities and corporations, including the relationships between economies of scale, growth, innovation and wealth creation and their implications for long-term survivability and sustainability.

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was one of their Centenary Speakers in 2003. He has been a lecturer in many popular and distinguished scientist series worldwide, as well as at the World Economic Forum. Among recent honors, he was a co-receiver of the Mercer Award from the Ecological Society of America, the Weldon Memorial Prize (2005), Oxford University and the Glenn Award for research on Aging and the APS Szilard Award (2013). In 2006 he was named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and his work selected as one of the breakthrough ideas of 2007 by the Harvard Business Review. He is the author of several books, a visiting Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London, and an associate fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University.

West received his BA from Cambridge University in 1961 and his doctorate from Stanford University in 1966, where he returned in 1970 to become a member of the faculty. West is married to Jacqueline West, a psychologist in private practice; they have two children: Joshua, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California and an Olympic silver-medalist. Devorah, is studying International Studies at Stanford.

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Geoffrey West Videos

Digital Transformation: Interview with Geoffrey West, Professor at ...
SFI Community Lecture - Geoffrey West - YouTube
Geoffrey West: "Scale: The Search for Simplicity and Unity in the ...

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Geoffrey West is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Futurism and Data. The estimated speaking fee range to book Geoffrey West for virtual events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for live event fees. Geoffrey West generally travels from Santa Fe, NM, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Marco Tempest, Ben Goldacre and Bunker Roy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Geoffrey West for an upcoming event.

Geoffrey West Videos

Digital Transformation: Interview with Geoffrey West, Professor at ...
SFI Community Lecture - Geoffrey West - YouTube
Geoffrey West: "Scale: The Search for Simplicity and Unity in the ...
Ideas@Davos | Urbanization | Geoffrey West
Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations
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