Theory Lunch

"Chalk" talks (whiteboard only, no slideware) on conceptual issues in biological systems. Open to all.
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HMS, Warren Alpert Building, Room 563, 12-2pm, on most fridays during term

2019 Mar 08

Theory Lunch: Dervis Can Vural

12:00pm to 2:00pm


WAB 563

Department of Physics
University of Notre Dame

Title: The rise and fall of evolutionary sand castles

Abstract: Evolutionary forces can lead to the formation of interdependence between anatomic components within an organism, between individuals in social populations, and between species in ecological settings. The structure of interdependence can take a wide variety forms depending on the relative strengths of neutral drift and selection, but in all cases, will make the system vulnerable to catastrophic failures...

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