Seminars@PED in 2011

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

Date Name/Affiliation Title
2:30pm
Thursday
27 January
Professor Pardis Sabeti

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Combining multiple signals to identify the causal variant within regions under positive natural selection.
3pm
Thursday
24 February
Professor Joseph Henrich

University of British Columbia

Culture-Gene Coevolution, Norm-Psychology and the emergence of Human Prosociality.
1:30pm
Friday
25 February
Professor Ingela Alger
Carleton University Canada

Professor Jörgen Weibull
Stockholm School of Economics
Evolution, cooperation, and Hamilton’s rule.
3pm
Thursday
10 March
Professor Adilson Motter

Northwestern University

Controlling function in biological and ecological networks.
3pm
Monday
25 April
Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar

Indian Institute of Science

The functional organization of a tropical insect society.
2pm
Wednesday
27 April
Jordi vanGestel
University of Groningen Netherlands
The evolution of cell-to-cell communication.
3pm
Thursday
5 May
Professor Felix Warneken

Department of Psychology

On the origins of altruistic behavior in ontogeny and phylogeny.
3pm
Tuesday
17 May
Professor Charles Nunn

Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

Sex, germs and worms: The ecology of infectious diseases in wild primates.
3pm
Thursday
19 May
Dr. Benjamin Allen

Program for Evolutionary Dynamics

How useful and general is Hamilton's rule?
3pm
Tuesday
12 July
Professor Nicholas Roy

MIT

Bridging the gap between machine and human representations.
3pm
Wednesday
7 September
Professor Andrew King

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Kitchen confidential? Knowledge transfer and social norms in gourmet cuisine.
3pm
Friday
9 September
Dr. Philipp Altrock

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary game dynamics in finite populations – Fixation times.
3pm
Wednesday
14 September
Professor Alex (Sandy) Pentland
MIT

Ankur Mani
MIT
Value exchange in early human societies.