CHRISTMAS LECTURES 1978: Christopher Zeeman – Games and Evolution

# Category: Game Theory

## The mathematical origins of morals with Steven Strogatz

A professor explains how 1980s game theory could explain how morality evolved.

Elena Holodny, Business Insider

via Science Alert

## Game Theory – In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.

“Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss game theory, the mathematical study of decision-making. First formulated in the 1940s, the discipline entails devising ‘games’ to simulate situations of conflict or cooperation. It allows researchers to unravel decision-making strategies, and even to establish why certain types of behaviour emerge. Some of the games studied in game theory have become well known outside academia – they include the Prisoner’s Dilemma, an intriguing scenario popularised in novels and films, and which has inspired television game shows. Today game theory is seen as a vital tool in such diverse fields as evolutionary biology, economics, computing and philosophy.”

## Theorists Draw Closer to Perfect Coloring by Natalie Wolchover

Theorists Draw Closer to Perfect Coloring

‘A theorem for coloring a large class of “perfect” mathematical networks could ease the way for a long-sought general coloring proof.’

Quanta Magazine.