# Colloquium Detail

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Growth of Global Population as a Problem in Nonlinear Physics*

### Date: 10/25/2001

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Sergei Kapitza
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Professor, Moscow

Of all global problems, world population growth is the most significant. It affects the sum outcome of all economic, social and cultural activities that comprise human history. Analyzing this development it is possible, by applying the concepts of systems dynamics and synergetics, to work out a mathematical model for a phenomenological description of the global demographic process and project its trends into the future.