Evolutionary dynamics

OCT 09, 2020 | 10:00 AM TO 3:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

WHEN:

October 09, 2020: 10:00 AM-3:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences

Description

Evolution is a combination of randomness and selection, in systems with many interacting degree of freedom, and hence a challenging problem in statistical physics. In this symposium we will look at the dynamics of evolution in the real world, including data on covid-19, in simplified laboratory experiments, and in abstract theoretical models, grounded in statistical mechanics.

Tracking and predicting viral evolution, from flu to covid-19
Richard Neher, University of Basel

Evolution at high resolution
Ivana Cvijović, Stanford University

TBD
Oskar Hallatschek, University of California, Berkeley

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