24.04.2015 | COSS Professorship

Student assistant position: Distributed Measurement Systems for Mobile Apps

Curriculum vitae

We are looking for student assistants with knowledge on software Engineering, and distributed systems. The work will be pursued in the context of the NervousNet project. Read more 

21.04.2015 | Conferences and Workshops

PEERE Workshop at ETH April 21-22

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Join us for the PEERE Workshop at ETH Zurich on April 21 and 22 to discuss the future of peer review. Read more 



Prof. Helbing will give a keynote talk at the Herrenhausen Conference "Big Data in a Transdisciplinary Perspective" in Hannover, 26th March 2015

Dirk Helbing will give a keynote talk on Thursday, 26 March 2015 at Session 4 - Coping with Big Data at 2:30 p.m. Read more 


Prof. Helbing will present a Keynote Talk at "Asia-Pacific Social Simulation Workshop & JaKoSS 2015" in South Korea, on 9th April 2015

Dirk Helbing's Keynote Talk "Building a Smart Digital Socitety Together" will take place at Jeju Island (south Korea) on 10th April from circa 9 to 11 am.   Read more 

Recent essays


Big Data, Cloud & Co.: Der Geist ist aus der Flasche

Published in October 2014. Read more 


FuturICT Blog: Genie out of the bottle

An essay published on on October 3, 2014 Read more 

Recent publications

Maximilian Schich, Chaoming Song, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Alexander Mirsky, Mauro Martino, Albert-László Barabási and Dirk Helbing. (2014). A network framework of cultural history. Science 345(6196): 558-562.

Lucas Böttcher, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Nuno A.M. Araujo, Hans J. Herrmann and Dirk Helbing. (2014). Disease-Induced Resource Constraints Can Trigger Explosive Pandemics. SSRN.

Roman Mani, Lucas Böttcher, Hans J. Herrman and Dirk Helbing. (2014). Extreme power law in a driven many-particle system without treshold dynamics. Physical Review E 90: 042201.

Media Responses


Technology Review: The logic of violence

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The German version of MIT science magazine Technology Review noticed the research conducted at ETH.   Read more 


Der Standard: Researchers want to predict crisis and wars

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The ETH research project got a coverage in the online version of Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard. Read more 


Hungarian Hetek magazine quotes professor Helbing

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The article A globális agy (A global brain) was recently published in a weekly news magazine Hetek.  Read more 


Professor Dirk Helbing interviewed on SRF

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Professor Dirk Helbing appeared in March in the SRF TV program: Digitale Revolution - und die vernetzte Welt von morgen.   Read more 

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