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Hotelling Lectures: Steven N. Evans, University of California – Berkeley

April 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Steven N. Evans, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, University of California at Berkeley

Title: Some mathematical insights into aging and mortality


Abstract: In 1825 Benjamin Gompertz noted that, to a reasonable approximation, mortality rates after maturity in the British population increased exponentially with age. This unexpected yet simple relationship has since been seen in many multi-cellular organisms. Recently, it has been observed that this exponential increase appears to level off in extreme old age. I will discuss ongoing work that has as its ultimate goal the development of a quantitative framework that more fully explains how these patterns of mortality result from natural selection.

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April 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hanes Hall
Hanes Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States