CENECC : CENtre d'Etudes
des systèmes Complexes et de la Cognition

Center for the Study of
Complex Systems and Cognition


CENECC is an interdisciplinary unit of ENS
to which is associated the laboratory CREA of Ecole Polytechnique


Ecole Normale Supérieure
45, rue d'Ulm,
46, rue d'Ulm,
24, rue Lhomond
Paris 5 ème,

1, rue Maurice Arnoux
92120 Montrouge.


CREA, Ecole Polytechnique
1, rue Descartes
Paris 5 ème,

91128 Palaiseau cedex

A post-doctoral fellow position is open at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, in the framework of the EC-funded project "Extreme Events: Causes and Consequences (E2-C2)". Support is available for 18 months and the successful candidate will contribute to the project's interdisciplinary aspects, both theoretical and applied. The project is part of a NEST-FP6 programme on "Tackling Complexity in Science" and it involves 17 partner institutions in 9 countries. It has a strong focus on natural extreme events in the Earth System (climate extrema, earthquakes, floods etc.), but also in socio-economic systems (financial crises, crime, integrated assessment of dynamic interactions between economic and natural systems, etc.). Further information on the project can be found at: http://www.ipsl.jussieu.fr/~ypsce/py_E2C2.html This particular position will stress theoretical research and modelling of common interest to many or all these domains of application. http://www.ipsl.jussieu.fr/%7Eypsce/E2C2docs/pd_E2C2_ENS.html


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The CENECC has been created in March 2000 as an interdisciplinary research unit involving researchers from several departments of ENS and from other institutions, in particular Ecole Polytechnique. It is organized in Working Groups for the theoretical studies of complex systems, especially in the field of cognitive sciences.
As a project CENECC originated from an informal
Coordination on Cognitive Science at Ens which organized during more than 10 years lectures, seminars and workshops. The formal creation of CENECC is part of the larger project for the development of cognitive sciences at Ens. In 2001 Ens launched the Department of Cognitive Studies (Département d'Etudes Cognitives, DEC). Since then CENECC is mainly associated with DEC, still keeping its status of virtual laboratory for the development of interdisciplinary modeling.

Working Groups

Seminars and other activities

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