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Kaare Mikkelsen: Group Games in Structured Populations

"Game theory" describes the use of mathematical modelling to understand the behavior of people and animals in interactions with others.

Info about event

Time

Tuesday 12 August 2014,  at 11:00 - 11:43

Location

IMC meeting room (312), Nobelparken, bulding 1483 - 3rd floor, 8000 Aarhus C

Organizer

Interacting Minds Centre
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"Game theory" describes the use of mathematical modelling to understand the behavior of people and animals in interactions with others. The principal question has traditionally been: "why do people cooperate, when it seems more profitable not to?". In our work we have studied the payoff from cooperation when the usual pairwise interaction is exchanged for an N-person interaction (for N larger than 2), especially regarding populations where a given individual only interacts with a small subset of the full population.