• Summer seminar series
    TODAY: Tatjana Petrov

    Hear Tatjana discuss "Data-informed parameter synthesis for stochastic population models" . Join us on Mondays, 11:45-12:45, M627. Everybody welcome!

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    Machine Behaviour unveiled in Nature

    A diverse group of researchers—including Iain Couzin from the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour and Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior—has introduced the field of Machine Behaviour. Their paper, published in Nature, makes the case that AI systems should no longer be viewed as human-made objects, but rather a new class of actors with their own behavioral patterns and ecology. Machine Behaviour, they argue, is the new wide-ranging field aimed at understanding the behavior of artificial intelligence systems.

  • Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior established in Konstanz

    New Max Planck Institute to strengthen the University of Konstanz's top-level research hub in Collective Behaviour

  • Swarm research in Science

    Research by the group of Clemens Bechinger reveals: microscopic swimmers with visual perception of group members form stable swarms

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Swarm research in Science

Work published today by the group of Clemens Bechinger reveals a much simpler and remarkably robust rule with which individuals spontaneously form a stable group: It only requires that individuals have a forward and long range vision, a basic ability of many living organisms.

Three HFSP grants awarded

Projects by three researchers in the Centre for Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, Dina Dechmann, Alex Jordan and Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, have been selected for prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program Grants - representing almost 10% of the 34 total projects selected in the global competition.

How to tame a fox

Lee Alan Dugatkin to present critically-acclaimed popular science book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)” at the University of Konstanz.

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