Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tree of Life

The posts on the blog have unfortunately been far and few between, but here's a tip about nice homepage about evolution and the tree of life:

Friday, 27 May 2011

Kepler Workshop in Heidelberg

Last week I attended a highly interesting workshop organised by Marcello Delitala in Heidelberg. The topic was "Managing complexity, reducing perplecity" and included talks by both mathematicians and biologists. Some visual impressions:

Gösta Mittag-Leffler

The old man himself:


A couple of weeks ago I visited the IMO group in Tampa. Here's a picture of me in their "collaboratorium".

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Mathematical stability

The above plot was generated by Google ngrams which, based on all documents in Google Books, calculates the relative usage of a word or sequence of words. Some subjects gain, and subsequently loose popularity, while others seem more stable.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

New year and old challenges

More than a month of snow and ice, and now end to it in sight. Good times for staying indoors and reading. My aim is to read through "Towards a theoretical biology" vol. 1-4 from the 1960s. This series was the result of 4 biyearly symposia organised by Waddington and try to define the challenges and set the course for theoretical biology as a discipline. I wonder if we succeeded?