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KITP Weekly Program of Scientific Activities

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Monday, Aug 14

9:30am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Aneil Agrawal (Univ. of Toronto)
Experimental evolution in flies: plasticity evolution & sexual interactions
11:00am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Pankaj Mehta (BU)
Statistical physics approaches to community ecology
12:15pm Blackboard Lunch Main Seminar Room
Terry Hwa (UCSD)
Re-learning how to do phenomenological theories and why this is so important in biology.
2:00pm Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials Auditorium
All
All participants-Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, Aug 15

9:30am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Ned Wingreen (Princeton)
Modeling microbial diversity
11:00am Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials Auditorium
Rich Lenski (MSU)
Dynamics of Adaptation and Genome Evolution in a Long-Term Experiment with E. coli
1:00pm Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials Auditorium
Thomas Vojta (Missouri S&T)
Higgs mode and the superfluid-Mott glass quantum phase transition
1:30pm Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials Auditorium
Kai Sun (MIchigan)
Dynamical Generation of Topological Masses in Dirac Fermions
3:30pm Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Small Seminar Room
Claudia Bank (IGC)
Fitness landscapes and the predictability of evolution

Wednesday, Aug 16

9:30am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Oskar Hallatschek (Berkeley)
Recurrent jackpot events (typically) favor majorities
11:00am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Paul Rainey (ESPCI Paris)
Big fleas, little fleas, lesser fleas
2:00pm Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Small Seminar Room
All
This slot is open for topics that come up during the week

Thursday, Aug 17

9:30am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Olivier Tenaillon (INSERM)
Genomics of E. coli adaptation in vitro, in vivo, in infectio
11:00am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Philipp Messer (Cornell)
Genetic manipulation of entire populations with CRISPR gene drives
1:00pm Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials Auditorium
Yi Li (Johns Hopkins)
Monopole harmonic superconductivity in dopped Weyl semimetals
1:30pm Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials Auditorium
Yuxuan Wang (Univ. of Illinois)
Coulomb interaction, disorder, and topological superconductivity in nodal-line semimetals
3:30pm Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Small Seminar Room
All
This slot is open for topics that come up during the week

Friday, Aug 18

9:30am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Daniel Fisher (Stanford)
TBA
11:00am Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Auditorium
Rich Lenski (MSU)
Back to the Freezer: Assorted Experiments, Old and New
1:00pm Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials Auditorium
Radu Coldea (Oxford)
Leon Balents (KITP)
Lucile Savary (MIT)
All participants Discussion on Quantum Spin Liquid
1:00pm Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab Small Seminar Room
All
Student Presentations-Presentations from QBIO School students

Seminar Rooms, Auditorium, Commons Room, and Founders' Room are located on the 1st floor of Kohn Hall. Coffee and cookies are served daily in Kohn Hall Commons Room at 3:15 p.m. except on those Tuesdays when there is a Physics Department Colloquium.
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