Scope


The Institute welcomes any research in the natural and social sciences, provided that it stays as close as possible to the ideal of falsifiability, or a similarly serious epistemology.

Members are united in our idea of science and research, rather than around any specific theme, and our topics are likely to evolve together with the individuals leading them.

Our ongoing projects mostly gravitate around the following categories:


Current themes

High-dimensional and low-dimensional simplicity in biology


Most of our current members work actively at the interface between physics and ecology:

Keywords: ecology, statistical mechanics

Building methods for interdisciplinary work


As researchers working across disciplinary boundaries, we often encounter practical questions such as:

A large part of our research within particular fields (ecology, physics, social sciences) is figuring out heuristics for these broader questions. This tacit know-how would benefit from being made explicit, in the shape of formal syntheses, practical guides, maps of relations between tools and concepts.

Keywords: methodology, epistemology, applied mathematics

Network and grammatical approaches to individuals and societies


Keywords: psychometrics, grammar, anthropology, functionalism