Public Lecture - The Mathematics of Evolution Within Species

When: 

Monday 16 September, 6pm

Where: 

Level 7, Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

Refreshments from 5:30 pm

Mathematics of Evolution within Species

Abstract:
Understanding the process of evolution within species is a fundamental topic in biology, but also in mathematics. By studying and utilising the random nature of how gene frequencies change over time, mathematics has made significant contributions to our understanding of within species evolution. Moreover, these studies have motivated deep results in mathematics itself, for example, in quantifying properties of random permutations. This talk will give a non-technical overview of the two-way interaction between mathematics and population genetics.

 

About the Speaker:
Robert Griffiths is currently Emeritus Professor at Oxford University and Adjunct Professor at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and has made significant contributions to mathematical population genetics, including in diffusion processes and ancestral inference.

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