Geoffrey West

Metabolic Theory of Ecology

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Year of Birth

1940

Nationality

GB

Field of Knowledge

Physics

Geoffrey Brian West (born 15 December 1940) is a British theoretical physicist, former president and distinguished professor of the Santa Fe Institute. He is one of the leading scientists working on a scientific model of cities. Among other things his work states that with the doubling of a city’s size, salaries per capita will generally increase by 15%.

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