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A new mathematical model of ecology created by University of Chicago scientists provides the most accurate reproduction to date of natural biodiversity, according to a new paper in the journal Nature. For almost a century, ecologists have conceptualized an ecosystem as the sum of pairwise interactions, such as predator and prey, herbivore and plant, or parasite and host. However, equations based on that theory failed to replicate the diversity and resilience of natural ecosystems. Building upon previous work that modeled competition between species as similar to a game of rock/paper/scissors, a team led by Stefano Allesina, Professor of Ecology & Evolution at the University of Chicago, found that adding additional competitors could generate stable and robust model ecosystems.

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Raffaele Montella, University of Naples
March 31, 2017
Searle 240, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

Speaker: Raffaele Montella, Department of Science and Technology, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Hosts:  Kyle Chard and Alison Brizius

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Feng "Bill" Shi, University of Chicago
January 22, 2016
Searle 240, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

Computation Institute Presentation - Data Lunch Seminar (DLS)

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David Kelly & Michael Glotter, RDCEP
February 18, 2015
Searle 240 and Webcast

Working With Climate Data and Tools

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Joshua Elliott, RDCEP & Funmi Olopade, UChicago Medicine
January 21, 2015
Searle 240 and Webcast

Funmi Olopade - Using Whole Genome Sequencing and Parallel Computing to Understand the Genetic Archit

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Christopher Henry, Argonne; Jack Gilbert, Argonne & UChicago
March 18, 2015
Searle 240A, University of Chicago & Adobe Connect

Invisible Influence: A Microbial View of Medicine - Jack A. Gilbert
 

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Michael Wilde, Swift; Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago
December 17, 2014
Searle 240A, University of Chicago & Adobe Connect

Abstract: Materials science research like the work performed at the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) involves running large numbers of simulation and modeling programs, of

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Victor Zhorin
October 10, 2014
University of Chicago, Searle 240A

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Charlie Catlett
October 16, 2014
Advanced Photon Source Auditorium, Argonne

Argonne National Laboratory is pleased to present the latest edition of Argonne OutLoud, the lab's free public lecture series:

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Under the specter of a warmer future, scientists must study the downstream effects of climate change on humans, including the impact on agriculture, the economy, and society. But the scale of global climate models and regional models of agriculture, hydrology, and other sectors may be orders of magnitude apart, forcing researchers to find novel methods of closing that gap.