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Week 1
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Speaker
Title
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Tue, Jan 8
10:00 am
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting


1:30 pm
SSR
Mogens Jensen
Coupled oscillators in biology


4:00 pm
Broida 1640
Stanislas Leibler
Physical Biology: Is there an elephant in the room?
Physics Dept Colloquium, refreshments at 3:40pm, Broida 1640
Wed, Jan 9





Thu, Jan 10
10:00 am
SSR
Nicolas Desprat
Game theory in the study of cooperation


1:30 pm
SSR
Michael Doebeli
Theoretical perspectives on the problem of cooperation: Part 1


4:00pm
Mosher Alum House
2nd floor
Sebastian Seung
Connectome: How the brain's wiring makes us who we are
Perhaps of interest to some; talk in a lecture series.
Fri, Jan 11
10:00 am
SSR
Gyan Bhanot
Selfish genes and evolution of cooperation


1:30pm
SSR
Michael Doebeli
Theoretical perspectives on the problem of cooperation: Part 2

Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Jan 14






12:15pm
Aud
Jeff Gore
Why cooperate? From self replicators to human societies
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:30pm
Aud
All participants
Introduction meeting for newcomers
Introductions, big questions, mini-intro to wiki

5:00pm
KITP Commons
All participants
Wine & Cheese

Tue, Jan 15
10:00am
SSR
Nicolas Desprat
Public goods in a spatially structured environment

Wed, Jan 16
10:00am
Aud
Andrew Murray
Multicellularity: Is there a big idea?


1:30pm
Aud
James Ferrell
Bistability, trigger waves, and coupled oscillators in the Xenopus embryo

Thur, Jan 17
10:00am
SSR
Mimi Koehl
Evolution of multicellularity: Fluid mechanics of feeding by unicellular vs. multicellular choanoflagellates


1:30pm
Aud
Marcus Roper
Hydrodynamic cooperation and a precursor to metazoan multicellularity


4:00 pm
Aud
All participants
(David Bensimon & Birgitta Whaley,
discussion leaders)
Coherent control for biology
joint discussion between participants in both programs (Multicell and Control of Complex Quantum Systems). Introduction by David Bensimon and Birgitta Whaley.
Fri, Jan 18
10:00am
SSR
Jeff Gore
Cooperation, cheating, and collapse in microbial populations


1:30pm
SSR
Peter Swain
Identifying sources of variation in biochemical networks


Week 3
Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Jan 21




Holiday
Tue, Jan 22
10:00am
SSR
All participants
Introduction meeting for newcomers
Introductions, big questions, mini-intro to wiki

1:30pm
Aud
Owen Gilbert
A critical look at the field of microbial social evolution


4:00pm
Broida 1640
Robert Kirschner
Exploding stars and cosmic acceleration: better precision in the infrared
Physics Department Seminar Series
Wed, Jan 23
11:00
MRL 2053
David Bensimon
Engineering enzymatic reactions
Biomolecular Science and Engineering program seminar. MRL Bldg, 2053

1:30pm
Aud
Michael Lynch
The evolution of mutation rates and the relevance to multicellularity

Thur, Jan 24
10:00am
SSR
Simone Pigolotti
Growth, competition, and cooperation in spatial population genetics


1:30pm
Aud
Federico Toschi
Population dynamics under flow

Fri, Jan 25
10:00am
Aud
Herb Bernstein
Introduction to The Anacapa Society
for more information see http://anacapasociety.org

10:10am
Aud
Erwin Frey
Cyclic dominance in spatially extended populations



Week 4
Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Jan 28
12:15pm
Aud
Paul Julienne
Quantum encounters of the cold kind
KITP Blackboard Lunch seminar series

2:30pm
Aud
All participants
Introduction meeting for newcomers
Introductions, big questions, mini-intro to wiki

5:00pm
Commons
All participants
Wine & cheese

Tue, Jan 29
10:00am
SSR
Joan Strassmann
Challenges in multicellularity solvable with studies of social amoebae


1:30pm
Aud
Yoav Soen
Epigenesis and symbiosis: The dark matter of evolution?


4:00pm
Broida 1640
Kohl Gill
Physics, policy and phones
Physics Department Colloquium, refreshments at 3:40pm in Broida 1640
Wed, Jan 30
11:00am
Elings 1601
Eugene Shakhnovich
Mapping protein folding on organismal fitness one mutation at a time
BMSE Seminar Series

2:00pm
Aud
Peter Byrne
Hype, censorship, and the paranoid style in science writing
part of the Journalist in Residence seminar series

4:00 pm
2205
Prasad Perlekar
Discrete population dynamics in flows
informal discussion - all welcome

8:00pm
MSR
Daniel Fisher
Can evolution be understood quantitatively?
Public Lecture, reception to follow
Thur, Jan 31
10:00am
SSR
Paul Rainey
Levels and transitions


1:30pm
Aud
David Queller
Social insects and evolution


4:00pm
Aud
Mike Lynch
The evolution of multimeric states of proteins
informal discussion and brainstorming - all welcome
Fri, Feb 1
10:00am
Aud
Silvia De Monte
Group formation and the evolution of microbial 'societies'


3:30pm
Aud
Faye Flam
Life on Mars and Neanderthal clones: Why weird science gets on the front page and what you can do about it
part of the Journalist in Residence seminar series

Week 5

CONFERENCE: Cooperation and Major Evolutionary Transitions
4-8 February


Week 6
Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Feb 11
12:15pm
Aud
Birgitta Whaley
Coherent manipulation of natural and engineered quantum systems
KITP lunchtime Blackboard talk

2:30pm
Aud
All participants
Introduction meeting for newcomers
Introductions, big questions, mini-intro to wiki
Tue, Feb 12
10:00am
SSR
James Glazier
Cancer games and paradoxes: Simple simulations of the somatic evolution of behaviors during solid tumor progression


1:30pm
Aud
All participants
Guided discussion on somatic evolution


4:00pm
Broida 1640
Robert Birgeneau
Superconductors: Old and new
Physics Department Colloquium, refreshments at 3:40pm
in Broida 1640
Wed, Feb 13
10:00am
Aud
David Dingli
Dynamics of hematopoiesis and its disorders


2:00pm
MSR
Paul Hansma
From Broida to Bedside: From Fundamental to Clinical Research on Bone Fracture
KITP colloquium
Thur, Feb 14
10:00am
SSR
Avidgor Eldar
Physical and evolutionary considerations in the design of bacterial communication systems


12:30
Life Sciences Building 1001, Rathmann Auditorium
Cassandra Extavour
The evolution of novel and diverse modes of germ cell specification
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology Seminar

1:30pm
Aud
Irene Chen
Understanding biomolecular design and evolution

Fri, Feb 15
10:00am
Aud
David Nelson
Population genetics in spatially heterogeneous environments



10:45am
Aud
Max Lavrentovich
Nonequilibrium phase transitions and spatial population genetics



Week 7
Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Feb 18




Holiday!
Tue, Feb 19
10:00am
SSR
Arnie Levine
The evolution of the p53 family of genes and their functions in the origins of cancers


1:30pm
Aud
John Koschwanez
Budding multicellularity in yeast


4:00pm
Broida 1640
Carl Wieman
TBA
Physics Department Colloquium, refreshments at 3:40pm
in Broida 1640
Wed, Feb 20
10:00am
Aud
Deborah Shelton
Intro to the Price equation


2:00pm
Aud
Faye Flam
How to sell your science without selling your soul: How to get the media to work for you
Journalist in Residence talk
Thur, Feb 21
10:00am
SSR
Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo
The origin of metazoan multicellularity:
what comparative genomics is telling us and how we could go forward


1:30pm
Aud
Jorge Pacheco
Stochastic effects in hematopoiesis

Fri, Feb 22
10:00am
Aud
Illes Farkas
Can we list biochemical behaviors?











Week 8
Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Feb 25
2:30pm
Aud
All participants
Introductory meeting
Introductions, big questions, mini-intro to wiki
Tue, Feb 26
10:00am
Aud
Gabor Balazsi
Evolution through the lens of synthetic biology






Biomolecular Sci & Engineering seminar series

1:30pm
FR
Paul Rainey
Evolution of stochastic switches


4:00pm
Broida 1640
Misha Lukin
Exploring New Frontiers of Quantum Optical Science
Physics Department Colloquium, refreshments at 3:40pm
in Broida 1640
Wed, Feb 27
11:00am
ESB 2001
David Nelson
Dislocation-mediated elongation of bacteria


2:00pm
Aud
Peter Byrne
Writing about quantum mechanics for biologists: The Many-Worlds theory as told by Peter Byrne
Journalist in Residence talk
Thur, Feb 28
11:00am
Aud
James Glazier
A brief introduction to CompuCell3D


1:30pm
FR
Clayton Davis
Severine Urdy
Andras Szabo
CompuCell3D mini-workshop

Fri, Feb 29
10:00am
Aud
Joseph Zhou
Cancer attractors and cancer-cell population dynamics



3:00pm
South Hall 4607
Roeland Merks
Stochastic self-organization of branched organs: on the
growth of blood vessels, glands, and kidneys
Math Dept seminar in South Hall (across the campus)

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Week 9
Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Mar 4
2:30pm
Aud
All participants
Introductory meeting
Introductions, big questions, mini-intro to wiki
Tue, Mar 5
10:00am
SSR
Cristian Solari
Evolutionary ecology of multicellularity: The Volvocine green
algae as a case study






Biomolecular Sci & Engineering seminar series

1:30pm
Aud
Roeland Merks
The morphogenesis of branched tissues


4:00pm
Broida 1640
Chandra Varma
Higgs bosons in superconductors
Physics Department Colloquium, refreshments at 3:40pm
in Broida 1640
Wed, Mar 6
10:00am
Aud
Joao Xavier
Experiments in Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarming: Bridging social evolution
and molecular mechanism


2:00pm
Aud
Faye Flam
Salacious science
Journalist in Residence talk
Thur, Mar 7
10:00am
SSR
Tommy Angelini
Biofilms suck and epithelial cells blow: Forces in multicellular systems


1:30pm
Aud
Liyan Ping
Division of labor in a bacterial swarm

Fri, Mar 8
10:00am
Aud
Carl Simpson
The macroevolution of individuality



12:15pm
Aud
Cassandra Extavour
Integrating the physics and biology of cooperation: From molecules to super organisms
KITP lunchtime Black Board talk


3:00pm
South Hall 4607
Roeland Merks
Stigmergy in blood vessel growth: how indirect mechanical and chemical signaling, via the extra-cellular matrix, can coordinate collective cell behavior
Math Dept seminar in South Hall (across the campus)


Week 10
Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Mar 11
10:00am
Aud
Brad Olson
The genomics of multicellularity in the Volvocales

Tue, Mar 12
10:00am
Aud
Tom Chou
Physics of self-assembly and sensing


4:00pm
Broida 1640
Uros Seljak
Galaxy-dark matter connection: the large scale structure view
Physics Department Colloquium, refreshments at 3:40pm
in Broida 1640
Wed, Mar 13
10:00am
Aud
Victor Luria
Stochastic decision-making and exploratory behavior in neural and genetic circuits


1:30pm
FR
Cristian Solari
The evolution of cellular differentiation in Volvocales part II: Flagellar Mixing and Molecular Transport.
informal discussion
Thur, Mar 14
10:00am
Aud
Cassandra Extavour
Evolution of genetic and developmental novelty: lessons from animal germ cells


1:30pm
FR
Christoph Kirst
Information Flow Patterning in Modular Networks of Oscillators

Fri, Mar 15
10:00am
Aud
Chaitanya Gokhale
Thinking beyond the Dyad: Multiplayer evolutionary games


*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room, FR=Founders' Room, PL=Porthole Lounge
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