I found out about the new Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge from Lord Rees’ TED talk:
The CSER was founded by Lord Rees (Astronomer Royal, President of the Royal Society 2005 – 2010), Huw Price (Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosopy) and Jaan Tallin (founder of Skype). The list of advisors to the CSER include Max Tegmark, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.
The CSER’s interest in fragile networks has clear resonance with Geoff Austin’s work on networks of resources. The theory of networks – fragile and otherwise – will be of interest to Te Pūnaha Matatini: The Centre for Complex Systems and Networks.