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Special Topics


EPJ B Topical Issue: Evolutionary Game Theory

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ B on Evolutionary Game Theory.

Statistical physics has proven to be valuable for better understanding counterintuitive evolutionary outcomes. By treating evolutionary games akin to classical spin models, a physicist can draw on experience and knowledge from familiar models in classical physics. However, unlike pairwise interactions among particles that typically govern solid-state systems, interactions among living organisms often involve groups, and they also involve a larger number of possible states even for the most simplified description of reality. The complexity of solutions observed in evolutionary games therefore often surpasses that observed in classical physical systems.


EPJ B Topical Issue: Extreme Value Statistics and Search in Biology: Theory and Simulations

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ B on Extreme Value Statistics and Search in Biology: Theory and Simulations.

The reliability of the functioning of biological systems is still puzzling taking into account that many processes governing this functioning are prone to strong fluctuations on very different scales. In many cases these processes rely on a single or a few events, for example, those starting a signalling cascade, and may be dominated by the first or the first successful encounter of the corresponding units. Such encounters are often modelled as different variants of random search processes. The analysis of such processes pertinent to specific biological situations shows that in many cases a search process by a single agent is extremely ineffective, with typical encounter times considerably larger than what is necessary from the biological point of view. Therefore, the successful encounters are rare events.


Managing Editors
Anne Ruimy and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Dear Sabine,
For me it was a great pleasure to work with you, Christian and Isabelle. All questions have been resolved very fast. And amiability and competence of Isabelle are inestimable. Best regards,

Natasha Kirova, CNRS & University Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Editor EPJ Special Topics 222/5, 2013

ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1951-6401 (Electronic Edition)

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