Emmy Noether arrives in the 22nd century

My short story featuring a time travelling Emmy Noether has appeared in The Mathematical Intelligencer. You can also read the story here. Emmy Noether is one of my mathematical heroes and the story is my homage to her. I don’t know how to give her a voice through historical fiction, so I opted for science… Read More Emmy Noether arrives in the 22nd century

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Token vs type fitness and abstraction in evolutionary biology

There are only twenty-six letters in the English alphabet, and yet there are more than twenty-six letters in this sentence. How do we make sense of this? Ever since I first started collaborating with David Basanta and Jacob Scott back in 2012/13, a certain tension about evolutionary games has been gnawing at me. A feeling that a couple of different concepts are being swept up under the rug of a single name.[1] This feeling became…

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