Towards understanding of evolutionary dynamics

TYPEDistinguished Lecture Series
Speaker:Prof. Daniel Fisher
Affiliation: Stanford University
Dates:27.03 - 31.03.2017
Time:All Day
Location:
Abstract: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.