Events

  • Math-Bio seminar: "Does antibiotic resistance evolve in hospitals?"

    318 Carolyn Lynch Laboratory

    Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley

    We present a joint paper with Anna Seigal, Portia Mira and Miriam Barlow, aimed at addressing the question in the title. Nosocomial outbreaks of bacteria and the heavy usage of antibiotics suggest that resistance evolves in hospital environments. To test this assumption, we studied resistance phenotypes of bacteria collected from patient isolates at a community hospital. A graphical model analysis shows no association between resistance and patient information other than time of arrival. This allows us to focus on time course data.

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  • High Energy Seminar: "TBA"

    TBA

    Ruth Gregory (Durham University)

  • Math-Bio seminar: "Linear payoff relationships in repeated games"

    Carolyn Lynch Laboratory, 318

    Alex McAvoy, Harvard University

    In 2012, the study of the repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma was revitalized by the discovery of a new class of strategies known as “zero-determinant” (ZD) strategies. Through coercion, for example, ZD strategies allow a player to extort the opponent and obtain an unfair share of the payoffs. More generally, a player can use ZD strategies to unilaterally enforce linear relationships on expected payoffs, capturing classical fair strategies like tit-for-tat as well as extortionate and generous counterparts.

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  • Rittenhouse Lecture: "Early Results from Juno's Exploration of Jupiter"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Scott Bolton, Southwest Research Institute

    NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter launched in 2011 and arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.  Juno's scientific objectives include the study of Jupiter's interior, atmosphere and magnetosphere with the goal of understanding Jupiter's origin, formation and evolution.  As the largest and most massive planet in our solar system, Jupiter offers unique insight in the history of our solar system and how planetary systems in general form and evolve.  Juno's multidisciplinary study of Jupiter constrains the interior structure and atmospheric composition, investigates Jupiter's de

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  • Astro Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    Bradley Johnson (Columbia University)

  • High Energy Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36

    Thomas Faulkner (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)

  • Astro Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    Benjamin Mazin (UCSB)

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Active media"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    Sriram Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Science

  • High Energy Theory: "TBA"

    TBA

    Tom Hartman (Cornell University)

  • Astro Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    TBA