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Lecture Series: Models of Time and Probability | Manfred Laubichler: Time and History in Biological and Cultural Evolution

Jan 05, 2023 | 06:00 PM

The lecture series are part of the Thematic Einstein Forum “Scales of Temporality: Modeling Time and Predictability in the Literary and the Mathematical Sciences”. The forum is organised within the framework of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ in collaboration with EXC 2020 “Temporal Communities” and supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

The collaborative Thematic Einstein Forum Scales of Temporality: Modeling Time and Predictability in the Literary and the Mathematical Sciences aims to explore shared interests, common grounds and similar problems both the mathematical sciences and the Humanities, particularly the philologies and the literary studies, entail.  

In the lecture series Models of Time and Probability”, experts from mathematics (dynamical systems, analysis, probability theory, applications and modelling, biomathematics) and from literary studies (narratology, rhetoric, literary history and philosophy) will give lectures to an open audience.

Manfred D. Laubichler (Arizona State University / SFI / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) on "Time and History in Biological and Cultural Evolution":

Evolutionary sciences are often referred to as historical sciences. But while they can be used to reconstruct the past, their underlying explanations often do not fully account for the historical nature of evolutionary processes. This is especially true for mathematical representations of evolutionary processes. In this talk I will focus on the relationship between time and history in evolutionary processes and their conceptual and formal representations.

Upcoming lectures:

12.01.23 | Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MiS) in Leipzig): The Concepts of Time in the Sciences

19.01.23 | Hannes Leitgeb (LMU München, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy): Mathematical Philosophy: Past, Present, Future

26.01.23 | Xue-Mei Li (Imperial College London): Noise and Scales

2.02.23 | Paul Hager (HU Berlin): Time Scales in Rough Volatility

More information about the lecture series can also be found on the MATH+ website. The lectures start at 6:00 pm. Participation is possible both in person and online.

Time & Location

Jan 05, 2023 | 06:00 PM

Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
Takustraße 7
14195 Berlin

Further Information

For online link register by email to scales@mathplus.de.