The scope of Geoffrey West’s talk is covered by the full title of his new book: 
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace 
of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies.  It is original, 
spectacular work—showing how logarithmic scaling governs everything from cells 
to ecosystems.  The same rules govern companies and cities, but somewhat 
differently from biology and from each other.

Geoffrey West deploys the rigor of a theoretical physicist long at Los Alamos 
National Laboratory and the range of a President (2005-2009) of Santa Fe 
Institute, which advances the study of complex adaptive systems

"The Universal Laws of Growth and Pace," Geoffrey West, SFJAZZ Center, Hayes 
Valley, San Francisco, 7pm, Tuesday, May 23.  The show starts promptly at 

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