Entries by LML

Summer Studentships 2015

LML welcomed 7 project students to take up their summer studentships for 4 weeks in August. The students came from Belgium, Greece, Israel, Italy, UK, and Ukraine, and were the first occupants of LML’s new guesthouse.

Why insure?

Ole Peters and Alex Adamou have written a paper titled Rational insurance with linear utility and perfect information. Here they consider the insurance puzzle, namely that people are willing to buy insurance at a price

Max Werner appointed External Fellow

LML is pleased to announce that Max Werner has been appointed External Fellow. Max is a lecturer in Natural Hazards and Risk at The University of Bristol. His research interests centre on earthquake physics

Colm Connaughton appointed External Fellow

LML is pleased to announce that Colm Connaughton has been appointed External Fellow. Colm is an Associate Professor at Warwick University, focusing his research in the interplay between stochasticity and dynamics

Mark Buchanan appointed External Fellow

LML is pleased to announce that Mark Buchanan has been appointed External Fellow. Mark is a physicist, formerly editor at Nature magazine and the author of Forecast, of The Social Atom, and of Ubiquity. 

Why cooperate?

Ole Peters and Alex Adamou have written a paper titled The evolutionary advantage of cooperation. Here they show how the simple and universal setting of noisy multiplicative growth predicts the formation of cooperating units

The perils of thresholding

Together with co-authors Francesc Font-Clos, Gunnar Pruessner and Anna Deluca, Nicholas has studied the effect of thresholding on birth-death processes. The exact distribution of the duration time above threshold can be computed.

Science on Screen lift-off

The Science on Screen collaboration between LML and the Barbican got off to a block-busting start with Mark Buchanan reminding us of Enrico Fermi’s realisation that an alien invasion may be closer than we think.