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NIMBioS Video Interview with Dr. Peter Turchin:
The Scientific Study of History


Dr. Peter Turchin, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics at the University of Connecticut, explains how we can study history scientifically, a field called "cliodynamics" and also explains how large complex human societies are possible. Turchin is a short-term visitor at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). (1 min 29 sec) Nov 11, 2010

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