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Luis Bettencourt

Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division

Luis Bettencourt appears in the following:

The Science of Cities

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Theoretical physicists and professors at the Santa Fe Institute, Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt, discuss their attempt to come up with the universal laws governing all cities and city life everywhere. 

Listeners: What laws do you think govern city life? Comment here!

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Cities

Friday, October 08, 2010

One tidy mathematical formula may hold the key to how cities work. We take to the streets to test the numbers, & ask what really makes cities tick.

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It's Alive?

Friday, October 08, 2010

There's no scientific metric for measuring a city's personality. But hit the streets, and you can see and feel it. Sxip Shirey avoided New York City most of his life. But as an aspiring musician, he decided that moving there was a necessary evil. Then, one night on a ...

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The Belly of the Beast

Friday, October 08, 2010

Cities, like bodies, grow and evolve. In the case of New York City, that growth never would have occurred if not for a Homeric engineering feat that occurred mostly underground. Jad digs into the history of the city's water tunnels with Diane Galusha and Nik Sokol. And Sandhogs Ritchie Fitzsimmons ...

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