Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Prof. Daniel Fisher

Stanford University
will give a series of lectures on

Towards understanding of evolutionary dynamics

Abstract of series: The basic laws of evolution have been known for more than a century and there is overwhelming evidence for the _facts _of evolution.
Yet little is understood quantitatively about the dynamical processes that drive evolution: by physicists' standards the theory_ of evolution is far from fully-fledged .
Huge advances in DNA sequencing technology and laboratory experiments have enabled direct observations of evolution in action and, together with theoretical developments, opened up great opportunities for dramatically advancing our understanding. This talk will focus on framing questions and the challenges to be faced, along with recent progress on addressing some of these.

Program of Lectures

Type Title Start Date Start Time Location Presentation
Colloquium Can evolution be understood quantitatively? 2017-03-27 14:30 Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323)
Solid State Seminar How much sex is enough? 2017-03-28 14:30 Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300)
Special Seminar Learning from microbial evolution experiments and DNA sequencing of populations 2017-03-29 14:30 Lewiner, Seminar Room (412)