Seminars@PED in 2004

held at One Brattle Square, Harvard University

Date Name/Affiliation Title
20 February Professor Reinhard Bürger
Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria
Genetic models frequency-dependent selection on a quantitative trait.
26 February Professor Natalia Komarova
Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, and visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Center for Systems Biology.
Mathematical models of DNA replication.
4 March Erick Matsen
Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics
Population learning on graphs.
11 March Professor Ed Stabler
Department of Linguistics, UCLA
More dimensions of the lexical matrix.
18 March Professor Lorens Imhof
Institut fuer Statistik, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Stochastic replicator dynamics.
25 March Dr. Christine Taylor
Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evolutionary Game Dynamics in Finite Populations.
26 March Professor Peter Michor
Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria
Riemannian geometries on spaces of plane curves, and of submanifolds of a Riemannian manifold.
13 April Professor Richard Frankham
Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW
Genetics and extinction.
15 April Professor Cedric Boeckx
Department of Linguistics, Harvard University
Organizing parameters in linguistic space.
22 April Arne Traulsen
Graduate student, Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Minimal model for similarity-based cooperation.
26 April Daniel Weinreich
Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Population genetics.
29 April Professor Michael Brenner
Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics
Calculating optimal designs.
6 May Professor John Wakeley
Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Gene genealogies and forward-time diffusion processes in a subdivided population.
20 May Professor Michael Turelli
Professor of Genetics, Evolution and Ecology (Div Bio Sci), UC Davis
Polygenic variation maintained by balancing selection: Pleiotropy, sex-dependent allelic effects and G-E interactions.
21 May Yoh Iwasa
Professor of Biology, Evolution and Ecology Kyushu University, Japan
Who is good and who is bad? -- evolutionary game theory of moral judgment: Indirect reciprocity realized by reputation dynamics.
27 May Martin Willensdorfer
Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Cooperative mutation in evolutionary games.
3 June Kei Tokita
Associate Professor, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University, Japan
Statistical mechanics of large complex hypercycles.
4 June Lee Segel
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Distributed feedback toward multiple goals for real time control of biological systems.
16 September Kazutoshi Sasahara
Graduate Student, Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo
Evolution of birdsong Grammars.
16 September Prof. Takashi Ikegami
Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo
Co-operation and co-creation in simulated turn-taking behaviour.
17 November David Dingli, MD
Fellow, Clinician-Investigator Training Program, Hematology and Molecular Medicine, and Instructor in Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Radiovirotherapy for multiple myeloma.
30 November Lee Smolin, PhD
Dr. Smolin is a founding member and research physicist at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada
Complexity and self organization in fundamental physics.
2 December Randy Linder, PhD
Associate Professor of the Section of Integrative Biology in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Why it's so hard to reconstruct reticulate species relationships.
8 December Thomas Pfeiffer, PhD
Computational Laboratory
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Evolution pf connectivity in metabolic networks.