Evolutionary dynamics

Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 10:00 am
Location: 
Zoom
Sponsor(s): 
CPBF an NSF PFC
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS)
CUNY doctoral programs in Physics and Biology

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.

To receive a Zoom invitation and a password, please register at https://forms.gle/BYaSWq8xwzwGizUA7  

10:00 - 11:30   Richard Neher, University of Basel
12:00 - 1:30     Ivana Cvijović, Stanford University (Fall 2020)
2:00 - 3:30       Oskar Hallatschek, University of California, Berkeley

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

Evolution at high resolution
Ivana Cvijović, Stanford University

Space – evolution's ultimate frontier
Oskar Hallatschek, University of California, Berkeley

Evolutionary dynamics

Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 10:00 am

Evolution is a combination of randomness and selection, in systems with many interacting degree of freedom, and hence a challenging problem in...

Location: Zoom

Stefano Allesina: TBD

Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Allan Drummond: TBD

Mon, Oct 26, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Dialogue on droplets with Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle and Stephanie Weber

Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 7:30 pm

Dialogue on droplets:

Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, ASRC, The CUNY Graduate Center

Stephanie Weber, McGill University...

Location: Zoom

Chromosomes, condensates, and transcriptional control

Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 10:00 am

All cells must control the reading out (“transcription”) of information encoded in their DNA.  

Location: Zoom

Seppe Kuehn: TBD

Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Kranthi Kiran Mandadapu: TBD

Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

How children learn language with Jenny Saffran

Thu, Dec 3, 2020, 7:30 pm

How children learn language:

Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin 

Location: Zoom

Language, learning, and networks

Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 10:00 am

We are in the midst of a revolution driven by models for learning in neural networks.

Location: Zoom