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Rychtář’s book on game theory in biology lauded in Science

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Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by UNCG Research.

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Jan Rychtar, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Jan Rychtář’s book, “Game-Theoretical Models in Biology,” was published in March 2013 and recently received a very positive review from Martin A. Nowak, Professor of Mathematics and Biology at Harvard University. The review was published in the August 2013 volume of the prestigious journal, Science. Covering the major topics of evolutionary game theory, “Game-Theoretical Models in Biology” presents both abstract and practical mathematical models of real biological situations. It discusses the static aspects of game theory in a mathematically rigorous way that is appealing to mathematicians. In addition, the authors explore many applications of game theory to biology, making the text useful to biologists as well.