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Modelling evolutionary processes

01.08.2023 2:15 pm 3:00 pm Online, Talk Mike Steel (University of Canterbury)

Speaker: Mike Steel (University of Canterbury)

Date & Time: 01. August 2023 | 2:15 – 3:00 pm

Venue: Sand 14, A301


Stochastic models provide insight into a variety of evolutionary processes, ranging from the origin of life, to the structure of phylogenetic trees, and with wider applications to technological innovation, ecology and cognitive processes underlying cultural evolution. In this talk, I describe how birth-death processes, autocatalytic networks, and Stuart Kauffman’s concept of the ‘adjacent possible’ can be investigated using mathematical techniques. 



Meeting ID: 958 6413 5160
Passcode: 528863