June 24–July 13, 2018

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Wolfram Summer School

June 24–July 13, 2018
Bentley University, Waltham, MA


Evangelos Georgiadis

Class of 2003


The youngest participant of the first NKS Summer School, Evangelos has just completed his British A-level examinations in Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, and German. Interested in ideas about society, how people choose to lead their lives and how they interact with one another, Evangelos has recently authored a paper entitled " Cooperation revisited" (currently under review by the International Journal of Game Theory). He describes it as attempting to scrutinize and resolve the problem of "how cooperation emerges in a self-seeking environment?" by combining areas of game theory, artificial intelligence, philosophy and evolutionary biology. Evangelos has been the recipient of a 'Study Abroad' Scholarship from Britain's leading secondary-level institution, Rugby School, and has partipated at both the Harvard Summer School on International Relations and Political Philosophy (2000) and the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Medicine, held in Rutgers University in 1999. His passion for Mathematics has resulted in a paper, "On Iterations of the Complex Function f(z)=z^p", and he hopes to do his undergraduate study in this field in the U.S.

Project: Simple Deterministic Rules in International Relations

This paper investigates implications of simple deterministic rules in International Relations (IR). The primary objective is to inspect whether simple alliance switching rules in IR yield behaviour of great complexity. My analysis of different behaviour shall rely on Dr Wolfram's 4-class classification; class 1 and 2 exhibiting simple,nested behaviour whereas class 3 and 4 shall be denoted for cases representing complicated behaviour.

As a result of the summer school, Evangelos also produced a short paper that aims to investigate the dynamics of the function f(z)=z^p,p'N\{1}; it also aims to categorize behaviour of the points on the circle k when the complex function is iterated.The three classes of behaviour shall be denoted pure-cyclical points,pre-cyclical points and the chaotic points.

Favorite Three-Color Cellular Automaton

Rule Chosen: 2021167623173

Additional Information

Georgiadis, E. "Simple Deterministic Rules in International Relations." Presentation at NKS 2004, Boston, MA, 2004. [abstract]