Seminars@PED in 2009

held at One Brattle Square, Harvard University (unless indicated as otherwise)

Date Name/Affiliation Title
4pm
Thursday
30 April
Professor David Nelson

Department of Physics

Life at the front of an expanding population.
3pm
Tuesday
14 July
Dr. Yitzhak (Tzachi) Pilpel

Weizmann Institute of Science Israel

Adaptive prediction of environmental changes by microorganisms.
3pm
Monday
27 July
Professor Tom Chou

University of California Los Angeles

Ligand-receptor dynamics: from potential reconstruction to viral entry.
3pm
Friday
2 October
Dr. David Shuker

University of St Andrews UK

this event co-hosted by Naomi Pierce and Martin Nowak

Sex ratio behaviour in Nasonia wasps: towards the genetic basis of an adaptive paradigm.
3pm
Monday
5 October
Dr. Arne Traulsen

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Modeling evolution: of genes, cells, and humans.
3pm
Friday
23 October
Dr. Daniel Kronauer

Harvard Society of Fellows

The birth, life and death of an army ant superorganism.
3pm
Wednesday
28 October
Dr. Matthijs vanVeelen

University of Amsterdam

When inclusive fitness is right and when it can be wrong.
3pm
Friday
30 October
Professor Jeffrey Gore

MIT Department of Physics

Games microbes play: Snowdrift game dynamics and facultative cheating in yeast.
4pm
Monday
2 November
Dr. Patrick Goymer

Nature Publishing Group

An introduction to publishing in Nature.
4pm
Monday
9 November
Professor Simon Gächter

University of Nottingham

Costly cooperation and punishment from a behavioral economics perspective.
4pm
Monday
16 November
Professor Samuel Bowles

Santa Fe Institute

A cooperative species: Evolutionary models and the Pleistocene human condition.
4:30pm
Wednesday
18 November
Dr. Matthijs vanVeelen

University of Amsterdam

In and out of equilibrium: Evolution of strategies in repeated games with discounting.