Thermodynamics Two Cultures Conference 2020

IICT 2.0 iconn conferences, Thermodynamics Two Cultures Conference, or “International Conference on Thermodynamics 2.0”, is a planed Jun 2020 international conference on thermodynamics focused on the topic of “identifying and connecting the dots of scientific revolutions in the natural and social sciences” (Poudel, 2019), themed on the growingly-divided “two cultures” rift in the world’s education systems, as opinionated famously by Judson Herrick (1930), John Dewey (1938), and Charles Snow (1959). [N1]

Venue
The conference is tentatively slated to occur on Jun 22-24, 2020 at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Ma, conceived as a joint effort of colleagues from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and University of Connecticut. [2]

Forerunners
The Thermodynamics Two Cultures Conference 2020 is precursored, thematically, in various ways, by the BPE 2016 conference, the Arthur Iberall lecture series (2003-present) (Ѻ), and the 1970 AAAS Symposium on Science and Human Values (in the context of thermodynamics).

Speakers | Confirmed
The following is a tentative desired attendee listing, ordered alphabetically by country, shown with economic funding qualification, where applicable; named bolded being key desired speakers: [N2]
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CountryPerson
TalkAffiliation / Notes / Fields


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A1.Australia



B2.Belgium





Brazil





Bulgaria



C3.Canada




4.China




6.Croatia



D





E





F7.France



G9.Germany



H





I12.India




1#.Israel




13.Italy




14.Italy



J





K





L





M15.Mexico



N16.NepalRam Poudel
E: rcpoudel@ioe.edu.np
Green tick “Talk Title” Topics: Economics, sociology, social field

17.Nigeria



O





P18.PakistanMirza Beg (P) [LMI]Green tick “Socio-Physicochemical Theory on Terror and Terrorism” [4]Topics: Physico-chemical sociology

19.Poland




20.Puerto Rico



Q





R21.Russia



S23.Spain



T





U24.UK





USAGeorgi Georgiev



29.
Jon McGowanGreen tick“Talk Title” Co-author with Poudel in his social field publications.

30.
Libb Thims
E: libbthims@gmail.com
Green tick “A Theoretical Torricelli Social Barometer to Measure Social Pressure” [3]
V40.Venezuela



W





X





Y





Z





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Speakers | Draft list
The following is a tentative desired attendee listing, ordered alphabetically by country, shown with economic funding qualification, where applicable; named bolded being key desired speakers: [N2]
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CountryPersonGoFieldsTalkEmailAffiliation / Notes


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A1.AustraliaRamil Nigmatullin (P)


ramil.nigmatullin@sydney.edu.au University of Sydney profile.
B2.BelgiumSerban Scrieciu (P)
Energy policy, sustainability
scrieciu@gmail.com ResearchGate profile.


BrazilJaime Aguilar-Arias (T)






Bulgaria Roumen Tsekov (T)




C3.Canada Vaclav Smil (P)
History



4.ChinaYi-Fang Chang (P)
Sociology, social field
yifangchang1030@hotmail.com

5.ChinaAo Ping (P)


aoping@situ.edu.cn ResearchGate profile.

6.CroatiaJosip Stepanic (P)
Sociology


D







E







F7.FranceFrancois Roddier (P)
Evolution, economics, sociology

Reddit post (Mar 2019).

8.FranceRobert Ayers (P)




G9.GermanyIngo Muller (P)
Economics, sociology



10.GermanyDirk Helbing (P)
Social field



11.GermanyHermann Haken (P) (↓)






GermanyFrank Schweitzer (T)



ETH Zurch
H







I12.India Ashok Sengupta


osegu@iitk.ac.in Website homepage.

1#.Israel Alec Groysman (T)



Website homepage.

13.ItalyTommamso Ruggeri (P)
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(CV) (website)

14.ItalyCorrado Giannantoni (P)




J







K







L







M15.Mexico Karo Michaelian (P)
Evolution, origin of life


N16.NepalRam PoudelGreen tickEconomics, sociology,
social field
“Talk Title” rcpoudel@ioe.edu.np

17.Nigeria Nathaniel Umukoro (T) [LMI]Green tickCulture, border conflict
numukoro@yahoo.co.uk Reddit post (Ѻ) (Apr 2019).
O







P18.PakistanMirza Beg (P) [LMI]Green tickSociology “Socio-Physicochemical Theory on Terror and Terrorism” [4]


19.PolandMieczyslaw Dobija (P)

Economics



20.Puerto RicoLuis Arroyo (P)
Economics


Q







R21.RussiaGeorgi Gladyshev (P) (↓)
Evolution



22.RussiaOctavian Ksenzhek (P)
Economics


S23.Spain Mateo Gil (T)
Relationships, film

Reddit post (2018).


SpainStefan Pohl-Valero (T)




T







U24.UKErich Muller (T)


e.muller@imperial.ac.uk


UKPhilip Ball (T)
Physics of society

Email associate of Thims since 2010

25.UK Amir Shirzadi (T) ?



Reddit post (Jun 2018).

26.UKBenjamin Sovacool (P)
Energy policy

Wikipedia article; 2006 PhD (pdf)

27.UKMichael Joffe (P)
Economics
m.joffe@imperial.ac.uk LinkedIn profile.

28.USAJacob Leachman (T)
Sociology
jacob.leachman@wsu.edu










29.
Jon McGowanGreen tick
“Talk Title”
Co-author with Poudel in his social field publications.

30.USALibb ThimsGreen tick[everything] “A Theoretical Torricelli Social Barometer to Measure Social Pressure” [3]


31.
James Ferri (T)






32.
Donna Riley (T)





33.
Curtis Blakely (T)





34.
Alan Sica (T)





35.
Leon Warshay (T)






36.
Timothy Kueper (T)

Morality, Religion



37.USA Melvin Klegerman (T)
War
melvin.e.klegerman@uth.tmc.edu23 Oct 2018 email dialogue with Thims and Leachman on his 1976 thermodyamics of war article

38.USAMehrdad Massoudi (T)
Morality; ethics

Reddit post (May 2019).

39.USASeth Lloyd (P)
Information theory
libbthims@gmail.com YouTube vid (2018).
V40.VenezuelaKlaus Jaffe (T)

Sociology
kjaffe@usb.ve
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Y







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The "Go" column, with check mark Green tick, indicates committed attendees and or speakers.

As of Nov 2019, about 15 abstracts have been submitted; but these are not yet updated with check marks (above).

Funding
The venue will likely be able to provide financial aid of about $500 to $1,000 per person, per country, for those countries listed on the World Bank (Ѻ)(Ѻ) as “low income” [LI], i.e. less than $995 GNI per capita (2017) or “lower middle income” [LMI], i.e. $996-$3,895 GNI per capita (2017) economies.

Focuses
The following are conference focuses:

Adequate apeaker time allotment: 30-45 min (+ Q/A) (compare the: 2016 BPE sloppy 15-min speaker window disaster scheduling result)
Published conference proceedings (low cost), available for purchase, and in Google Books
● Full conference lectures video recorded and available on YouTube

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See also
Two cultures calls

Notes
N1. A tentative 24-person potential attendee listing was compiled by Ram Poudel (Jun 2019), as indicated by the letter "P" by potential attendees; those potential attendee additions shown with letter "T" were added by Libb Thims; the up-arrows (↑) and down-arrows (↓) were added, by Thims, via intuition (e.g. age, health, funding, etc., issues), based on the relative likelihood of each person’s attending or not attending, respectively.

References
1. (a) Poudel, Ram. (2019). “Email to Libb Thims”, Apr 10.
(b) Poudel, Ram. (2019). “Email to Libb Thims”, Jun 19.
2. International Conference on Thermodynamics 2.0 (2020) – IAISAE.org.
3. Thims, Libb. (2019). “A Theoretical Torricelli Social Barometer to Measure Social Pressure” (pdf), Article for Talk at 22-24 Jun 2020 International Conference on Thermodynamics 2.0 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Ma.
4. Beg, Mirza. (2020). “Email to Ram Poudel and Libb Thims”, Apr 1.

Videos
● Thims, Libb. (2019). “Interview of Mirza Beg: Physico-Chemical Sociology” (Chair of Physio-Chemical Sociology, 0-9:49; Thermodynamics 2.0 Conference, 9:50-20:00) (Ѻ), Day 2.6, Sep 17.

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