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Nigel Gilbert has a degree in Engineering and a doctorate in the sociology of science. His main research interests are in the use of simulation in the social sciences, the sociology of the environment and science policy. He has written a number of books on social research methods and statistics, including Nigel Gilbert and Klaus G. Troitzsch Simulation for the Social Scientist (Open University Press, 1999). He is Director of the Centre for Research on Simulation in the Social sciences, and editor of JASSS. He is Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, and also a Pro Vice-Chancellor there.

School of Human Sciences
University of Surrey
United Kingdom.

email: n.gilbert@soc.surrey.ac.uk
web: http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/staff/nigel_gilbert.html

Andreas Pyka studied Economics and Management Sciences at the University of Augsburg. He graduated in Economics in 1998 and spent about two years as a Post Doc in Grenoble, France participating an European research project on innovation networks. Since November 2000 he is assistant professor at the chair of Prof. Dr. Horst Hanusch at the University of Augsburg. His fields of research are Neo-Schumpeterian Economics and Evolutionary Economics with a special emphasis on numerical techniques of analysing dynamic processes of qualitative change and structural development.

University of Augsburg
Institute of Economics
Universitaetsstr. 16 D-86135 Augsburg

e-mail: andreas.pyka@wiso.uni-augsburg.de
homepage: http://www.wiso.uni-augsburg.de/vwl/hanusch/deutsch/index.html

PD Dr. phil. Petra Ahrweiler was trained in sociology, political science and journalism. PhD 1994 in the area of science and technology studies (Free University of Berlin, Germany), Habilitation thesis delivered October 1999 at the Faculty for Sociology (University of Bielefeld, Germany). 1998-2001 member of EU-Project "Simulating Self-Organizing Innovation Networks" at IWT, University of Bielefeld, Germany. Currently working as leader of the research group "Cooperations Research" at the Centre of Media and Politics, University of Hamburg, Germany, and as managing director of the software company "Mediatorsoft GmbH".

Research Center Media and Politics,
Institute for Political Science,
University of Hamburg,

email: ahrweiler@sozialwiss.uni-hamburg.de

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