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I finished my Master's thesis in 2003. The field of memetics didn't let go of me though and it had nestled itself safely in my brain as it had found a way to be propagated in a way it liked. Under this influence I wrote a proposal to start up a new research project in order to obtain a PhD studying the effects I had seen in my Master's Thesis more in depth. The title of this proposal is: Evolutionary Aspects of Language Spreading: A Quantitative Research of Memetic Selection Processes in the Distribution of Virus Hoaxes. A full description of it can be found here.

Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Francis Heylighen and safely nestled in the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group I set off to work in 2004. The estimated duration of the project is 4 years so we should be finished somewhere in 2008. The pages of the PhD section may or may not evolve much, it is hard to say how much of the daily advances (or lack of) will be put online. Your best shot is the 'Papers' Section which will list submitted papers only. There currently is no 'work in progress' tracker but I may give a few pointers so now and then.

©2006 Klaas Chielens