Jean-Philippe Rennard

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Physics, Biology, Economy or Sociology often have to deal with the classical problem of optimization. Economy particularly has become specialist of that field 1. Generally speaking, a large part of mathematical development during the XVIII th century dealt with that topic (remember those always repeated problems where you had to obtain the derivative of a(More)
There is a wealth of literature about cellular automata, as well as many Internet resources (you'll find some of them in the links section). The aim is here much more limited. This site being devoted to laymen, I will content myself with answering both main questions any person discovering CA often ask, generally after a period of intense perplexity : What(More)
This text provides with an introduction to the modern approach of artificiality and simulation in social sciences. It presents the relationship between complexity and artificiality, before introducing the field of artificial societies which greatly benefited from the computer power fast increase, gifting social sciences with formalization and(More)
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