George Ellis and Emergence

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Prof George F.R. Ellis is a South African Physicist. He has written the clearest explanations about complexity and emergence. I have used his explanations to build, test, understand and enable self-documenting of PIPI.

from Wikipedia article

George Francis Rayner Ellis, FRS, Hon. FRSSAf (born 11 August 1939), is the emeritus distinguished professor of complex systems in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He co-authored The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time with University of Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking, published in 1973, and is considered one of the world's leading theorists in cosmology. From 1989 to 1992, he served as president of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. He is a past president of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is an A-rated researcher with the NRF.

Ellis, an active Quaker, was a vocal opponent of apartheid during the National Party reign in the 1970s and 1980s, and it was during this period that Ellis's research focused on the more philosophical aspects of cosmology, for which he won the Templeton Prize in 2004. He was also awarded the Order of the Star of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1999. On 18 May 2007, he was elected a fellow of the British Royal Society.



On the Nature of Cosmology Today (2012 Copernicus Center Lecture)

Close to the Truth - Is Emergence Fundamental (April 2022) 



Ellis has over 500 published articles; including 17 in Nature. Notable papers include:

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