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A Conversation with Peter Hammerstein: Investigating the Evolution of Living Organisms
By Peter Hammerstein
Humboldt University Berlin
Institute for Theoretical Biology
Santa Fe Institute
September 7, 2007

Abstract: Peter Hammerstein's group investigates the evolution of living organisms. Using evolutionary game theory as a central approach to behavioral and evolutionary ecology, the roles of conflict and cooperation on different levels of biological organization are being examined - from genes to chromosomes and organisms up to super organisms. This field of research touches a great number of seemingly disparate aspects of behaviour, physiology, and evolutionary genetics. Especially the subject of `conflict and cooperation' is of great importance for an understanding of the `Major Steps in Evolution.'



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Time and Location:
Friday, September 7, 2007
12:00 1:00 pm
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
ISTB-1, Room 401
Contact Lyn.Mowafy@asu.edu with any questions.