Solving Hard Problems with Interdisciplinary Ideas
Professorial Inaugural Lecture, 25th June 2014
In this lecture Professor Jankovic, director of Zero Carbon Lab, talks about a journey through different disciplines and explains
how taking inspiration and ideas from seemingly unrelated disciplines helped him to solve hard problems in other disciplines.
In this journey he connects the dots between emergence in nature, complexity science, computer science,
engineering, building science and architecture and explains how this informed his research into designing zero carbon buildings.
He challenges the traditional top-down approach in science and explains how a bottom-up approach to problem solving
blurs boundaries between disciplines and takes us further in our journey of discovery.