Modeling and Simulation Group Meeting Old

A model of long term evolution

Speaker: Nicholas Boffi, Partner: Anya Katsevich, Courant

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 517

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:30 p.m.


Typical approaches for studying the dynamics of evolution in microbial populations make use of coarse-grained macroscopic models, whereby the fitness of a child strain is drawn from a distribution depending on the fitness of the parent strain. In this talk, we will take a different viewpoint and will develop a fully microscopic model and corresponding simulation approach inspired by spin glasses in statistical physics.