Colloquium

Towards Understanding Evolutionary Dynamics

Friday, 01 December 2017 12:00PM PST
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Colloquium
 
Daniel Fisher
Stanford University
 
Towards Understanding Evolutionary Dynamics
 
Dec 01, 2017 at 12PM
 

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.