March 18, 2011

Martin Nowak, Author of the New Book SuperCooperators, to Lecture at CUA

Martin A. Nowak

Martin A. Nowak, author of the just-published book, SuperCooperators: The Mathematics of Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour (Or, Why We Need Each Other to Succeed), will speak on "Evolution and Christianity" in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.

SuperCooperators has been called "a fantastic journey into the science of cooperation," "the next Big Idea book," and "wonderfully lucid and entertaining." In a review of the book, Steven Strogatz, Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University and New York Times contributor, described Nowak as "one of the most creative scientists of our time."

Two of Nowak's books, SuperCooperators and Evolutionary Dynamics, will be on sale before and after the lecture. He will be available to sign books after the lecture.

Nowak is professor of biology and mathematics at Harvard University and director of Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. This lecture is part of a series of events celebrating the theme of President John Garvey's inaugural year - Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.

Nowak works on the mathematical description of evolutionary processes including the evolution of cooperation and human language, the dynamics of virus infections, and human cancer. Currently, he is working on "prelife," which is a formal approach to studying the origin of evolution.

To watch Nowak's lecture live, click here.


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