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The Curve That Changed the World

August 10, 2011

Let’s start with a statistic: almost 2,000 citations a year. One paper by Paul Meier, the Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Distinguished Service Professor emeritus of statistics, pharmacological and physiological sciences, medicine, and the college, [Read more]

Long Live The Red Queen

November 1, 2010

Is evolution like a soccer game, with long periods of stability interrupted by brief flashes of exciting activity? Or is it like a treadmill, perennially churning? In the early 1970’s, evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen sat down to answer [Read more]