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Autumn 2014 Organizers: Ilya Tolchenov, Naomi Kraushar - About The Colloquium

The UCL Undergrad Maths Colloquium meets weekly (Tuesdays, 5pm at UCLU Building Level 7, Mathematics Department Room 706) during term to discuss and share interesting mathematical topics outside of (or complimentary to) our normal lecture courses. Each week an undergraduate gives a talk on a mathematical subject or problem, e.g. p-adic numbers, noncommutative geometry, applied mathematics, et cetera. Additionally, the Colloquium arranges weekly study group sessions in a variety of topics.

Upcoming events

Geometry

Evolutionary Game Theory (30 Sept '14, 5pm, Room 706)

Atheeta Ching (UCL, Year 4)

Darwinism is based on ‘survival of the fittest’ which considers not only physical traits but also behaviours. Hawks and Doves represent two different strategies played by individuals in a classic example of game theory. In this talk, we'll look at the basics of this area and applications in population dynamics. The core idea is finding an evolutionary stable strategy, i.e. the most robust strategy a population can have. Another noted example is the Prisoner’s Dilemma which we’ll relate to the concept of altruism. We’ll also examine how a population’s composition changes over time, leading to the replicator equation which is fundamental to evolutionary dynamics.

Getting to the UCL Maths Dept

The Colloquium is open to all and the talks should be accessible to anyone with a first years' undergraduate background in mathematics and/or a willingness to learn. We hope to encourage all current undergrads (regardless of their mathematical background) to attend and/or give talks.

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Getting to the UCL Maths Dept

Autumn 2014 Colloquium

Organisers: Ilya Tolchenov, Naomi Kraushar

30 Sept 2014

UCL

Evolutionary Game Theory Atheeta Ching (UCL, Year 4)

Darwinism is based on ‘survival of the fittest’ which considers not only physical traits but also behaviours. Hawks and Doves represent two different strategies played by individuals in a classic example of game theory. In this talk, we'll look at the basics of this area and applications in population dynamics. The core idea is finding an evolutionary stable strategy, i.e. the most robust strategy a population can have. Another noted example is the Prisoner’s Dilemma which we’ll relate to the concept of altruism. We’ll also examine how a population’s composition changes over time, leading to the replicator equation which is fundamental to evolutionary dynamics.

7 Oct 2014

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14 Oct 2014

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21 Oct 2014

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28 Oct 2014

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4 Nov 2014

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11 Nov 2014

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18 Nov 2014

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25 Nov 2014

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2 Dec 2014

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9 Dec 2014

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