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Success for SCIoI !!!

Last Thursday we got the amazing news that our application for the cluster of excellence Science of Intelligence got selected for funding within the German excellence funding program. Pawel Romanczuk and Jens Krause will contribute their expertise to explore principles of social and collective intelligence within the consortium of in total 21 PI’s from such… Read More »

New preprint out!

Check out our new preprint entitled “Searching for structure in collective systems” by Colin Twomey (U Penn) as the main author, co-authored by Pawel Romanczuk. The manuscript proposes a novel, information theoretic method for quantifying collective systems. The method does not make any assumptions about the nature of interactions in the collective, e.g. it does… Read More »

Lab on tour…

This week Pawel Romanczuk is greatly honored to be an invited speaker at the Ising Lectures, at the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics in Lviv/Ukraine on invitation by Prof. Holovatch. In parallel, there is a great ICTP conference in Trieste/Italy on Collective Behavior. From our lab Parisa, Pascal and Yinong are attending it, and Pawel… Read More »

Our new paper appeared in Ecology Letters!

Recently the paper “How ecology shapes exploitation: a framework to predict the behavioural response of human and animal foragers along exploration-exploitation trade-offs.”, co-authored by Pawel Romanczuk appeared in Ecology Letters. Therein, we propose a novel framework for understanding how spatio-temporal dynamics of ressources shape the social interaction between competing agents by combining theory with a… Read More »

New Robofish paper is out!

A new paper from the Robofish team, just appeared online! The Robofish project is an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration between fish biologist around David Bierbach & Jens Krause, bio-roboticist around Tim Landgraf and our lab. In this specific paper the robotic fish was used probe the social behavior of surface and cave-dwelling fish. Thanks to all… Read More »

Success for SCoI in the first round of the excellence initiative!

We received today, Sep 29th, 2017, the amazing news that the application for the excellence cluster “Science of Intelligence” (SCIoI), where Pawel Romanczuk is one of the designated PIs, succeeded in the first round of the excellence initiative of the German federal and state governments. From 195 initial applications, 88 were selected and are invited… Read More »

Science of Intelligence

Over the past months, Pawel Romanczuk was part of an interdisciplinary group preparing an application for the Excellence Cluster “Science of Intelligence” (SCIoI) within Germany’s Excellence Strategy Program. The interdisciplinary crowd of people involved in SCIoI are amazing, on both, the scientific and the personal level. This made working on this application already a great… Read More »

Sailfish paper published!

Our paper “Proto-cooperation: group hunting sailfish improve hunting success by alternating attacks on grouping prey”  was published on November 2nd, 2016 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It combines unique observations in the open ocean with a generic mathematical model of the hunting process to explore cooperative benefits of group hunting in sailfish.… Read More »

New paper accepted!

Being back from holidays, I received the great news that our paper on progenitors migration in developing embryos, combining experimental results and mathematical modeling, got finally accepted for publications in BMC Biology: Alba Diz-Muñoz; Pawel Romanczuk; Weimiao Yu; Martin Bergert; Kenzo Ivanovitch; Guillaume Salbreux; Carl-Philipp Heisenberg; Ewa Paluch: “Steering cell migration by alternating blebs and… Read More »

Success for CoCCoN!

Recently we got some great news: Our collaborative application of 18 PIs from Princeton and Humboldt University was selected for funding within the strategic partnership program of our institutions. Starting from September 1st 2016, the Cooperation and Collective Cognition Network (CoCCoN), will come into existence bringing together scientist from such different backgrounds as biology, physics,… Read More »