Colloquium

Towards Understanding Evolutionary Dynamics

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 2:30 PM
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Colloquium
Towards Understanding Evolutionary Dynamics

Daniel Fisher
Stanford University

Dec 1, 2017 at 2:30pm in AQ3159

Synopsis

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 recent progress on addressing some of these.